Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted nipples are incredibly common, and affect an estimated 10% of the UK population. They can be a cause of embarrassment when changing in public or when you are with a sexual partner. Surgery is not always essential as different grades of nipple inversion can be rectified by a nipple suction device called the Niplette. We have tailored a video dedicated to different nipple grades, where our top surgeon Adrian Richards discusses the different grades to help you learn what level of inversion you have. For that video please click here.
Inverted nipples usually appear during puberty, where the growth of the breast tissue is at an accelerated rate compared to the nipple area and the inner lying milk ducts. If your inverted nipples have happened very suddenly, it is advised you consult your doctor, as it may be an issue to do with your health, rather than a bodily defect.
Surgical correction is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately half an hour.
Breastfeeding is possible if you opt for the Niplette, and depending on the surgery technique used you can still breastfeed following under the knife surgery. Grade 3 inverted nipples, which are the most severe, it is highly unlikely you will be able to breastfeed, so our advice would be discuss this at length with your surgeon and be aware of the technique used for correcting your inverted nipples.
In most cases inverted nipple correction is very successful, and post surgery your nipples should be permanently everted.
Depending on the type of correction you go for, the recovery time can be different, but as with any procedure you will be advised to take it easy for a week or so, and during your follow up consultations you will be advised on more strenuous activities based on how well you are healing.