Question regarding Inverted Nipples

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Hello Aurora Clinics, I have inverted nipples on both sides. I would say they are Grade 2 inverted. I am asking for advice on a surgical procedure to correct them.

I’ve purchased the Niplette device and have been using it for about three weeks. The Niplette seems to draw my nipples out easily and straight away but when I take the suction off they soon invert after an amount of time. Also, the skin on my nipple tips seems to be ‘bobbly’ and not smooth: is this okay or even normal?!

I would like to know how much a surgical procedure would cost or if using the Niplette could permanently fix my nipples (if so, how long would you think this would take)?

Answer:

Thank you very much for your enquiry. In answer to your question, it does sound as if you have Grade 2 inverted nipples. The Niplette is sometimes successful in correcting this, but in many cases the nipple does go back after the suction has been stopped as in your case.

It is also quite common for the skin on the tip of the nipple to be slightly bobbly because inverted nipples are not rubbed and chaffed by clothing in the normal way that everted nipples are and it is this rubbing that helps smooth off the surface of the nipples. Often when I correct an inverted nipple under local anaesthetic, I will remove these slight bobbly bits from the end of the nipple.

The surgery would cost in the region of £1,500 for both sides or £800 for one side. However, it is always best to avoid surgery if possible so I would advise continuing to use the Niplette for at least two months to see if this does solve your problem.

If not, you may be sensible to consider surgery and I would be delighted to see you for a free consultation to discuss the best way forward for you. You can ring us to arrange this on 01324 578290 or email info@aurora-clinics.local.

In the meantime, there is lots of information on inverted nipples on our website, www.aurora-clinics.co.uk including photograph galleries and videos, or why not read our blog and chat to past clients on our Facebook page (Aurora-Clinics).

With Best Wishes,
The Aurora Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Team