The FAQ on inverted nipple surgery

inverted nipple correction in Milton KeynesWhat are the causes of an inverted nipple?

There are many reasons for inverted nipples. Some women are born with them, while others develop the problem when they start to breastfeed, when the milk ducts become damaged through overuse and become more fibrous, which causes them to pull in the nipple.

Certain infections can cause inflammation and produce scar tissue which similarly pulls them in. As women age and the breasts start to droop, the skin around the nipple can become looser.

Whatever the causes, it’s vital to point out that it’s a far more common ailment than you’d think. And the obvious reason for that is that no-one particularly wants the rest of the world to know about it.

Are there any barriers to obtaining nipple correction surgery?

The general rules of thumb are that you have to be over 17, be in reasonable physical health, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is treatment available on the NHS?

While the NHS will conduct inverted nipple correction procedures, they do so on an extremely rare basis: they would need to have it proven to them that the inverted nipple is having a major impact on your physical and psychological well-being – and even then, you would be placed extremely low on a very long waiting list.

We find that many of our clients have begun to take the NHS route, only for their GP to advise private treatment.

What happens during nipple correction surgery in Milton Keynes?

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.

Will there be scarring?

In most cases, yes – although it will be undetectable and actually aids the holding of the shape.

To find out more about inverted nipple correction in Milton Keynes, please contact us

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