Inverted nipples occur due to retraction of the ducts connecting your nipples to the underlying breast tissue. This is corrected by dividing these ducts and then stopping scar tissue forming between the cut ends of the ducts and pulling the nipple back inwards.

To do this, a barrier has to be placed between the cut ends of the ducts. This is either done with a stitch inside the base of the nipple or by folding a piece of tissue into the space between the cut ends of the ducts.

Correction of inverted nipples is usually done under local anaesthetic and you can go home after the procedure. To correct inverted nipples on both breasts, takes approximately one hour.

If you have not completed your family, plan to have further children and would like to breastfeed, it is important to realise that by cutting the ducts between the breast tissue and the nipple it is likely that you will be unable to breastfeed.

For more information on Nipple Correction Surgery schedule an appointment with consultant Plastic Surgeon Anthony MacQuillan.

1 to 1.5 hours
Local or general
Hospital Stay
Day case
Full Recovery
6 weeks
Final Results
You should see the final results at 3 months post-procedure, but your scars will continue to improve over the next 12 months.