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Inverted Nipple Bilateral


Inverted Nipple Bilateral, also known as nipple inversion correction or simply nipple correction, is a specialised surgical intervention designed to correct nipples that are retracted or pulled inward rather than protruding outward. This condition can be congenital, meaning it’s present from birth, or can develop later in life due to many factors. These factors include but are not limited to ageing, hormonal changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and even underlying medical conditions like mastitis or breast cancer. The procedure not only aims to correct the aesthetic appearance of the nipples but also addresses functional aspects, potentially improving tactile sensitivity and making breastfeeding more feasible.


The first crucial step in your surgical journey is an in-depth consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. This session involves a comprehensive evaluation of your breast and nipple anatomy, a thorough medical history review, and a detailed discussion of your specific concerns, expectations, and desired outcomes. The surgeon may also recommend imaging studies, such as ultrasound or mammography, to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be causing the nipple inversion.

The choice of anaesthesia is a collaborative decision that involves you, your surgeon, and the anesthesiologist. Both local anaesthesia with sedation and general anaesthesia are viable options, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your overall health status. 

The surgery involves making a small incision at the base of the nipple to release the fibrous bands or milk ducts that are causing the inversion. Once released, the nipple is then everted, and sutures are strategically placed to maintain the new outward position. The incisions are closed with meticulous care to minimise scarring, and antibiotic ointments may be applied to reduce the risk of postoperative infection.


PLEASE NOTE: While some results may be visible sooner, final results often take a few months for swelling to fully subside and implants settle into their final position.
Actual return to activity times will be discussed and agreed with your Surgeon.


You may choose to undergo an Inverted Nipple Bilateral procedure for a number of reasons:

The primary aesthetic benefit is the correction of the inverted nipples, which leads to a more natural and symmetrical appearance of the breasts. This correction can dramatically improve the overall contour and shape of the breasts, enhancing your self-image.
On the functional side, the procedure can improve nipple sensitivity and may facilitate breastfeeding for women who plan to nurse. This is particularly important for women who have experienced difficulties with breastfeeding due to nipple inversion.
Correcting inverted nipples often leads to a significant boost in self-esteem and body confidence. The condition can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness for many individuals, and its correction can profoundly impact emotional well-being.


From Guide Price for
Unilateral Procedure


From Guide Price for
Bilateral Procedure


While surgical procedures offer the potential for significant improvements in health and well-being, it is crucial to understand that they are not without risks. All surgical interventions carry inherent risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results. The specific risks associated with your procedure will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative consultations with our medical team. Our dedicated staff will work closely with you to minimise these risks, ensuring the safest and most successful outcome possible. It’s essential to follow all pre and post-operative instructions meticulously to reduce the likelihood of complications.


Post Op

"Really informative Consultation. Mark and Steve are great. It was a really nice place and the staff were lovely!"


Yes, the surgery often involves cutting milk ducts, which can make breastfeeding difficult or impossible afterwards.
Preparation involves a medical evaluation, possibly some lab tests, and smoking cessation and certain medications as advised by your healthcare provider.
Post-operative care includes wearing a surgical bra, taking prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments for suture removal and monitoring.
Coverage varies by provider and plan. In some cases, if the inversion is causing medical issues, insurance may cover part or all of the cost.
Yes, it’s possible to combine inverted nipple surgery with other procedures like breast augmentation or reduction, depending on your medical condition and aesthetic goals.