There are many reasons why people suffer from an inverted nipple. Sometimes it’s an accident of birth. Sometimes it’s the result of the milk ducts becoming damaged during breastfeeding. In certain cases, the area around the nipple suffers an infection which causes inflammation and produces scar tissue which pulls it in. And as we age and our breasts start to droop, the skin around the nipple can become looser.
Whatever the reason, it’s more common than you think, and it’s an outright annoyance – but if you’re over 17, are in reasonable physical health, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s an issue which can be addressed right away.
What happens during inverted nipple surgery?
There are two main procedures, depending on the severity 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 due to its placement, it actually aids the holding of the shape.
Why wait when you can be treated now?
While the NHS can conduct inverted nipple correction procedures, they only do so if they are satisfied that inverted nipple is having a major impact on your physical and psychological well-being – and even if you satisfied their criteria, you’ll be put on a very long waiting list. We actually find that a lot of our clients for inverted nipple surgery came to us after they explored the NHS route, only for their GP to advise private treatment. And if you want that treatment to have the best possible outcome available, come and talk to us.
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