Inverted nipple correction

Most women have naturally protruding nipples, but if either or both of your nipples are inverted, then an operation could help.

Inverted nipples usually develop during puberty and are the result of short milk ducts. If you have had an inverted nipple since puberty, there is unlikely to be an underlying medical problem. But if it has happened more recently you should see your GP straight away.

Surgery for inverted nipple correction is a relatively simple procedure and can be carried out under local or general anaesthetic.

Your surgeon will cut around your nipple so that it is free from the surrounding tissue and re-stitch it so that it protrudes.

Scarring is usually minimal, though breastfeeding cannot be guaranteed after the procedure because the milk ducts will usually have been cut during surgery and will no longer be intact.

You will usually be able to go home later the same day, and can return to normal activities almost immediately.

Inverted nipple surgery is a minor operation and carries no notable risks or complications.

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