Inverted nipples & breastfeeding

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Inverted Nipple procedures click here

Inverted nipples are caused by tight milk ducts. They tether the nipple inwards and despite the muscle of the nipple trying to pull the nipple out, the tight milk ducts pull it inwards.

The milk ducts are very strong and some techniques for inverted nipple correction have aimed to lengthen and stretch these.

In our experience, these lengthening techniques are only really good for grade 1 and possibly mild grade 2 of nipple inversion cases.

In most grade 2 cases and grade 3 cases the most reliable option, however, is a division of the milk ducts. This does create a good permanent inversion of the nipple but the downside is that you will not be able to breastfeed following surgery.

In summary, if you are considering surgery to correct your inverted nipples it can be very simply performed under a local anaesthetic. However, if you feel you would like to breastfeed at a later date it is generally unlikely you’ll be able to do so if you have a grade 3 inversion there but it is usually possible if you have grade 1 inversion.

You need to think long and hard about whether you would like to breastfeed if you are considering inverted nipple surgery.  

Inverted Nipple Surgery at The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic sees over 15,000 new patients every year and performs over 10,000 procedures, with one of the highest –patients’ satisfaction in the sector, Trustpilot 9.45-star rating, 93% would recommend us to their friends and family. We are a multi-award winning provider and have been voted the Aesthetic award for Best UK Clinic Group 2017. The Private Clinic prides itself on its commitment to Medical Expertise, Patient Care and Satisfaction, Honest advice and most importantly Results. We are above all committed to Quality. Please feel free to contact us for any advice or to book a consultation with one of our expert Breast surgeons.

At The Private Clinic, Nipple Surgery is one of our specialisms, and we have a number of BAAPS registered surgeons who offer the treatment. For more information on any of the nipple surgery procedures above, or to book a consultation, please contact us on 0333 920 2471 or use our online contact form.

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