Inverted Nipple Release

Nipples contain the milk ducts and if these ducts are short they will cause the nipple to be indrawn or inverted. This is usually a long standing condition that occurs as part of breast development.

Inverted nipples can be corrected by releasing the short ducts during a quick and effective surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic.

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FAQ

  • what is inverted nipple release surgery?

    Nipples contain the milk ducts and if these ducts are short they will cause the nipple to be indrawn or inverted.

    This is usually a long standing condition that occurs as part of breast development. It is not usually associated with bloody nipple discharge or breast shape change. Should nipple inversion occur quickly or with either of these symptoms the breasts should be assessed in a breast clinic.

    Where inverted nipples have occurred during normal breast development, they can be corrected by releasing the short ducts during a quick and effective sugical procedure performed under local anaesthetic.

     

  • how is the procedure carried out?

    A detailed consultation with a consultant plastic surgeon is essential prior to undergoing any surgical procedure. During the consultation your surgeon will discuss any problem areas, desired improvements, options available (including no treatment at all) and expected outcomes.

    Should Inverted Nipple Release surgery be agreed upon as the most suitable treatment, the procedure will be carried out by your surgeon in our newly refurbished operating theatre.

    Under a local anaesthetic small 2mm incisions around the base of the nipple are used to divide the shortened ducts thereby releasing the nipple into a more normal position. A waterproof dressing is then usually applied.

  • how does the procedure feel?

    Breast Reduction surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure the patient’s total comfort for the duration of the procedure.

  • is there any downtime?

    Showering may recommence the day after the surgery. It is important to wear a bra that is unstructured so as to avoid any excessive pressure on the nipple. Often a foam dressing is provided to wear within the bra that helps to support the nipple and reduce pressure.

    Our highly experienced medical team will be available around the clock to answer any queries you may have in the immediate post-operative period.

  • when can i return to the gym?

    You should refrain from vigorous exercise for at least two weeks.

  • Is there a risk of nipple numbness?

    This is always a possibility whenever operating on the breast or in the vicinity of the nipple.

Areas

Breast

Anaesthetic Type

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure the patient's total comfort for the duration of the procedure

Procedure Time

30 - 120 minutes

Science

Under a local anaesthetic small 2mm incisions around the base of the nipple are used to divide the shortened ducts thereby releasing the nipple

Results

Following surgery, patients should expect nipples to return to a more normal position

Downtime

Gentle showering can commence the day after surgery. Vigorous exercise and activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks

Frequency

Short milk ducts are permanently released

Price

From £1,900

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