Nipple Correction

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Procedure time

30 to 120 minutes

Overnight stay

Day case


Usually local anaesthetic is used, sometimes general anaesthetic is used

Final results

6 weeks

Nipple Correction Overview

What is a nipple correction?

A nipple correction is a type of breast surgery that aims to correct nipple inversion. It is important to have a good understanding of the procedure before you have your surgery. This nipple correction overview page will give you a general introduction to the surgery.
Nipple inversion, which can also be called nipple retraction or invaginated nipple, is a condition where the nipple is either flat or is pulled in towards the breast. It is a very common condition that occurs in around 1 out of 10 men and women.
It is often due to the milk ducts in the nipple being too short. These short milk ducts pull the nipple in, therefore not allowing it to protrude out naturally. This happens gradually and is often present since puberty since this is when the majority of breast changes occur. It can be present in one or both nipples.

What can a nipple correction surgery achieve?

An inverted nipple correction aims to correct the nipple so that it projects out in a natural way. To achieve this, your surgeon will either stretch the short milk ducts or cut them. This releases the tension that is pulling the nipple in, therefore allowing it to protrude out again.
Having a nipple correction can help boost self-esteem in patients, particularly when they are in intimate situations.

Why choose a BAAPS/BAPRAS surgeon?

It is vital that you choose your surgeon carefully before having your nipple correction procedure. The BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and BAPRAS (The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) societies are the two leading British associations for plastic surgeons.
At Medbelle, all of our surgeons are members of BAAPS and/or BAPRAS. We strive to only work with the UK’s most experienced surgeons to ensure that all of our patients receive the highest quality of care.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.