Inverted Nipple Correction Treatment
Inverted nipples affect 10% of people
Inverted nipples are a common trait in both male and females, this is when the nipple itself is pointed inwards instead of out, caused when the pull of the milk duct is stronger than the muscle inside the nipples. There are various treatment options to rectify this dependent on the type of inversion. Your practitioner will discuss these with you upon consultation.
What are the different grades of inverted nipples?
To choose the correct treatment route for you the types of nipple inversion are categorised into three grades as follows:
Grade 1: Flat or slightly inverted nipples, grade 1 is the mildest form of inverted nipples and can become everted when stimulated by touch or temperature. Those with grade 1 nipples should still be able to breast feed.
Grade 2: A more inverted appearance than grade 1, they also become everted when stimulated but will immediately go back in inverted. Grade 2 nipples should also still be able to breast feed.
Grade 3: Even when stimulated grade 3 nipples will stay inverted and are seen as the most severe with shorter milk ducts and permanent inversion. Those with grade 3 are unlikely to breastfeed.
Treatment Options for Inverted Nipples
As mentioned before, your practitioner will discuss the suitable treatments options for you.
There is a non-surgical approach for inverted nipples using a suction cup available in most high street chemists. This is placed over your nipple and is recommended to be used over a period to gain optimum results. Most suitable for grade 1 and some grade 2 patients.
If this device does not work for you, we would then recommend a surgical route which can be performed within our clinic under local anaesthetic either stretching or dividing.
Stretching – Inverted Nipple Treatment
Inverted Nipples can be treated with a stretching technique to help keep the milk ducts intact thus allowing the patient to breastfeed. As the reason behind the nipple becoming inverted is the shortened milk duct, this treatment stretched the duct to release the strain on the nipple to evert it.
It has been noted that whilst the stretching technique does work for grade 1 and some of grade 2 it does not have much longevity and the best option would be for the dividing treatment.
Areola Incision – Inverted Nipple Treatment
Using local anesthetic a small incision is made on the edge of the nipple to release the milk ducts. This is minimal scarring technique developed by our Medical Director Mr Adrian Richards. The treatment will take around 30 minutes and is a permanent solution.
How much does Inverted Nipple Correction cost?
The cost of treatment starts at £1800 for both nipples, your patient coordinator and practitioner will discuss this with you upon booking.
Where is your clinic based?
Our CQC registered clinic is based in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.
What is the downtime for Inverted Nipple Correction?
After the procedure we recommend that you reduce sport for the next 2 weeks. All aftercare will be discussed in your consultation and post treatment.
Can Inverted Nipple Correction be reversed?
No, once you have had treatment for Inverted Nipples you are unable to have this reversed. If you are concerned about breast feeding please speak to the team when enquiring.
Who will be performing my procedure?
Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of The Cosmetic Centre Mr Adrian Richards will be performing this treatment within our Buckinghamshire clinic.
Before & Afters of Inverted Nipple Correction
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