Inverted Nipple Correction
Introduction to Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipple correction is a surgical procedure that involves correcting the look of a nipple that appears to be sunken into the breasts or lies flat on the breast’s surface. Although inverted nipples often occur as a result of pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, they can be a source of self-consciousness, particularly during intimate moments.
Our experienced surgeons specialise in inverted nipple correction, so you’ll achieve your desired results. In some cases the surgeon may recommend further investigations to be carried out to determine the cause of the inverted nipple before carrying out surgery.
Who is Suitable?
The ideal candidate is a woman who is unhappy with the appearance of her nipple(s). The candidate should also be in excellent health and a non-smoker, as this is a major surgery. You should also be psychologically strong, as we want to ensure you’ll truly enjoy the results of your surgical procedure.
You’ll meet with your plastic surgeon to determine your suitability before undergoing an inverted nipple surgery.
Before Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
Before your surgery, we will help prepare you so that your procedure goes as smoothly as possible.
If you’re a smoker, we require that you stop smoking for at least two months before your surgical procedure. This is because smoking can increase your risks for developing healing problems, as well as potentially create dangerous circulation problems during the surgery.
We also ask patients to refrain from taking oral contraceptives, over-the-counter pain medications, and herbal medicines, as these can thin the blood and interfere with the healing process.
You will be required to perform a medical exam at a pre-op clinic, where tests will be carried out to ensure you are healthy and safe during your surgical procedure.
The Procedure and Risks
Inverted nipple correction is usually performed under local anaesthesia; this would be a day case procedure
If you’re just undergoing inverted nipple correction, the surgical incisions will be limited to the areolas. If your surgery is being combined with other breast procedures, the incisions could be placed underneath the nipple.
Patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and tenderness; this is typical of most inverted nipple correction surgeries. Potential risks of the surgery include infection, loss of sensation, or a noticeable scar along the areolas.
As we care about your comfort and safety, you’ll be provided with a comprehensive recovery package detailing the steps you need to take for successful aftercare.
Once you are discharged, you’ll have 24-hour access to staff who will be ready to answer any questions you have about your recovery or get answers from your surgeon. We will also arrange follow-up appointments during your recovery to ensure you are healing as expected. These follow-up appointments are usually scheduled at the two-week and six-week marks.
How noticeable are the scars?
The scars are restricted to the areolas; therefore, faint scars are only visible when nude.
How long will the recovery period take?
The recovery period is different from person to person, but usually patients can expect to fully recover from their inverted nipple surgery after three to six weeks.
When can I drive a car?
We recommend having a friend or family member pick you up after your surgery, as you’ll be groggy and unable to drive. It’s usually safe to drive about one week after your surgery.
When can I go back to work?
Most patients are able to go back to work after one week, although individual results may vary. Additionally, patients who have more manual jobs may need to wait longer before returning to work.
When can I exercise?
Your plastic surgeon will recommend when you can return to an exercise regime; for reference, most patients can return to the gym after four to six weeks.
Take The Next Step
Ready to learn more about Inverted Nipple Correction? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 669 1114. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester and Ormskirk.