Bothered by inverted nipples? Talk to us

There’s always something about our bodies that we’d love to amend, but there are certain issues that stand out – or not, as the case may be. And having an inverted nipple can be right at the top of the list, if you suffer from one.

There are many reasons why an inverted nipple can occur. Some of us are born with them, but others develop them they start breastfeeding –the milk ducts become damaged through overuse and become more fibrous, which pulls in the nipple. Certain infections are capable of causing inflammation, and producing scar tissue which similarly pulls them in. And as women age and the breasts start to droop, the skin around the nipple can become looser.

We can help you stand out again

If you suffer from inverted nipple, there are two things you need to know: it’s far more common than you think, and it can be easily corrected – if you’re over 17, are in reasonable physical health, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding, we can attend to the problem right away.

There are two main procedures, depending on the seriousness of the inversion. The most common one involves an incision around the areola, allowing the surgeon to lift the nipple into a new and permanent shape. In most cases, there will be scarring, although it will be undetectable and actually aids the holding of the shape.

Cut out the faff, get treated now

It also pays to get seen to privately. The NHS can conduct inverted nipple correction procedures, but only if they are satisfied that inverted nipple is having a major impact on your physical and psychological well-being. Even then, you’ll be put on a very long waiting list. As a matter of fact, many of our clients came to us after they explored the NHS route, only for their GP to advise private treatment. For further information, please consult our Inverted Nipple page.

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