What are Inverted Nipples?
There are different types of inverted nipples and the clinical picture varies as well, from being just flat to fully inverted. This can affect massively someone’s confidence and very often the patients feel embarrassed to show their breasts, even when the rest of the breast shape and volume is normal. On top of that, there are practical issues around inverted nipples, the most common being the difficulty to breastfeed.
In most cases the inversion starts in puberty or even after a pregnancy and has to do with the fact that the milk ducts are too short and tight, keeping the nipples down.
As the breast grows naturally the short ducts are keeping and pulling the nipple downwards resulting in full nipple inversion.
Note that if the problem happens in adult life and suddenly, you need to discuss with your GP immediately, for investigation and exclusion of any breast pathology, including breast cancer.
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See the Results
What is the price for Inverted Nipples?
To be advised after consultation as everyone is different and complex if we are to match it to your other nipple well.
How long does the surgery take place?
The surgery normally takes around 45 minutes and is a day case.
You should not have this procedure if
You are overweight, with a BMI of over 30, smoke or vape, are in bad health and are taking anti-coagulant medication or are diabetic.
Also, you should not have this operation of this problem appeared suddenly as it has to be investigated to exclude any breast pathology.
What are the possible complications?
As with every surgery there is small risk for bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry to the nipples, recurrence of the problem and temporary change to nipple sensation.
Can this surgery be done under general anaesthesia?
The surgery takes place under local anaesthetic in the clinic with minimum discomfort. However, it can be combined with breast or abdominal surgeries that are usually performed under general anaesthetic.
Am I suitable for this procedure?
If you suffer from inverted nipples, in one or both sides, and are generally fit and in good health, you should be fine to proceed. During your consultation let us know of any medications you take or any medical problems to guide you accordingly.
What type of stitches do you use?
For the inverted nipple correction we use only dissolving sutures, meaning that you won’t have to go through the discomfort of stitch removal.
How long till I see results?
After allowing any post operative swelling to subside and the implants to drop slightly the final result shows after about 12 weeks.
What should I do after this surgery?
While you are fully mobile immediately after your surgery, we advise you rest for 48 hours and sleep elevated on back for one week.
You can return to your work in 3 days and you should keep the area dry for 7-10 days.
Avoid exercise for 3 weeks and sexual activity for 4 weeks.
What happen after the procedure?
A special dressing will stay on for around 7-10 days and during this period is important you rest and let everything settle nicely. We will see you in the dressing clinic to remove your dressing and assess your wounds.
Can I breastfeed after the procedure?
For simple cases with a very small degree of inversion, breastfeeding can be possible.
More severe cases though require complete duct division from the nipple resulting to permanent inability to breast feed.
Procedure Overview – What to Expect
No, day case only
Time off work
2-3 days for sedentary roles
Avoid for 3 days
Gradually return after 3 weeks
Avoid for 7-10 days
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