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Nipple Reduction / Inverted Nipple Surgery

The aim of a nipple reduction procedure is to use surgical techniques to make the overall size of the nipple smaller. Large nipples can be an inherited trait, or one that develops as the breasts change during adulthood. Breastfeeding can be one of the main factors in the nipples becoming enlarged, which can cause a woman to feel self-conscious with the appearance of her breasts.

When requesting a procedure to correct inverted nipples, it would work to revise their sunken appearance so they are more naturally prominent. Inverted nipples are often present from birth and are a harmless condition, however they may be an indication of an underlying medical issue, if they appear later on in life.

Nipple Reduction

The aim of a nipple reduction procedure is to use surgical techniques to make the overall size of the nipple smaller. Large nipples can be an inherited trait, or one that develops as the breasts change during adulthood. Breastfeeding can be one of the main factors in the nipples becoming enlarged, which can cause a woman to feel self-conscious with the appearance of her breasts.

When requesting a procedure to correct inverted nipples, it would work to revise their sunken appearance so they are more naturally prominent. Inverted nipples are often present from birth and are a harmless condition, however they may be an indication of an underlying medical issue, if they appear later on in life.

At a Glance

Duration

Up to 2 hours

Type Of Anaesthetic

Local anaesthetic

Return To Work (job dependent)

1 weeks

Day Case / Overnight

Day case

Bra / Garment To Be Worn For

Not always necessary

Return To Gym

Up to 4 weeks

In-depth Procedure Information

The Consultation

The type of nipple revision surgery that you may need will depend on the issue that is of concern to you. You will meet your surgeon during the consultation, who will want to have an open discussion about what motivates your decision to undergo surgery. After an examination your surgeon can outline which approach is needed in order to reach your personal goal, explaining how the procedure will be carried out and what you can expect from the results.

This session provides the opportunity for you to ask any questions and discuss any concerns. If you are feeling a little anxious, Reshape & Restore feel that speaking with past patients can help to put you at ease and is an opportunity that they are able to provide.

The Procedure

The nipple reduction procedure is performed using carefully placed incisions in order to trim excess tissue so that the height and width of the nipple can be reduced. This can help to reshape the nipple’s appearance as well as improving the symmetry of the nipples on both the breasts. This procedure can be performed as part of other breast procedures, including: breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast uplift and areola reduction to help improve the overall appearance of the breasts.

When correcting inverted nipples an incision will be made to allow the nipple to be freed from the surrounding tissue. Administering a splint to the nipple will help to keep it in a protruding position, until it is healed and able to remain this way without an aid – usually 1 week.

Aftercare & Results

Pain relief may be required in the week that follows the procedure, as this part of the breast will feel tender and will have some degree of swelling and bruising. A follow up procedure, made 1 week after surgery will aim to remove any sutures or splints and will assess how the initial results will be developing. Although a supportive bra may not be needed, you may be advised not to wear close fitting clothing or padded bras, as this can put pressure on the nipples as they are healing.

Improving the appearance of the nipples can contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance of the breasts, overall, which can also help to boost confidence. Correcting large, misshapen, split or inverted nipples can help with creating a more natural and balanced look to the breasts.

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FAQ's

Your concerns will be assessed at a comprehensive consultation, from which the best solution can be recommended. A surgical technique that helps to improve the appearance of large, overly protruding, wide, split or inverted nipples can help to also improve a woman’s well-being, knowing her breasts have a more natural appearance.

You can be sure that a procedure performed at Reshape & Restore will be a safe one. The well-being of the patient is paramount and only the most suitable techniques will be used. Reshape & Restore’s leading consultant plastic surgeons understand the desire for a pleasing bodily appearance and have a particular interest in applying their skill to helping reshape the body and improve the physical form.

Tenderness, swelling, bruising and minor scarring are common side effects of this type of surgery. Less common effects can include infection and asymmetric nipples, and all potential risks will be explained beforehand. Many women have concerns over whether they will still be able to breastfeed after having nipple revision surgery. Whilst the procedure is safe and complications are rare, it can not be guaranteed that breastfeeding will not be affected. In this instance Reshape & Restore would recommend that you would wait until you have completed your family before undergoing the procedure.

Preparing for surgery could mean having to stop smoking and stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin. Our supportive team are with you through every stage of the surgical process and are always available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Procedure Pricing Reshape & Restore Pricing

Prices From

£600

Plastic surgery procedures are not off the peg but tailor made, bespoke procedures that vary from person to person. The above prices act as a guide in the standard or average case. The actual cost of surgery may be less or more and will be confirmed after your consultation.

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Prices From

£600

Plastic surgery procedures are not off the peg but tailor made, bespoke procedures that vary from person to person. The above prices act as a guide in the standard or average case. The actual cost of surgery may be less or more and will be confirmed after your consultation.

Enquire Today
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