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Inverted Nipple Correction

In most cases, having nipples that are inverted or enlarged will not cause you any harm, Some women choose to have their inverted nipples corrected, so they can breast feed more easily, but the vast majority just feel self-conscious about their nipple shape. Mr Ghattaura will always recommend you try and resolve the problem first, without surgery, using a suction device to turn the nipple outwards.  If non-surgical techniques such as this have not worked for you and you would like to alter the appearance of your nipples permanently, surgery may be an option.


What is involved in the procedure?

Once you have decided to go ahead with surgery, you can pick a date that is suitable for you.  Mr Ghattaura will guide you through the type of surgery you will require, to give you the best result.  Most nipple surgery is carried out under a local anaesthetic, so you are awake for the procedure but will not feel any pain.  The operation takes around an hour and you should be able to go home the same day, once you feel well enough. 

Time to Recover

Following surgery, you will feel some discomfort around your nipple, so you could take normal painkillers for a couple of days.  You can return to work or your usual routine after a couple of days, but take it easy.  We would recommend gentle exercise after 10 days, and full aerobic exercise after 2 to 3 weeks.  

Corrective nipple surgery can increase your confidence in the appearance of your breasts, therefore increasing your overall wellbeing.      

Available at HMT Sancta Maria, Spire Cardiff Hospital, Nuffield Health and BMI Werndale

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