An inverted nipple can be present from childhood. Or it can happen following breast feeding. It can affect one or both nipples, and luckily it is a fairly simple operation, either undertaken on its own or alongside any uplift or breast augmentation or reduction operation.
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic. We make a small incision around the areola, which lets us access and release the connective tissues that cause the nipple’s retraction.
You must keep the area clean and dry following the procedure. You will need to come back to the clinic to have your splint dressing and stitch removed. And you’ll have to avoid physical exercise for two weeks following the removal of your splint.
This operation comes with variable results, simply because now and again the nipple can retract into its previous position. When the operation is successful, the correction is permanent.