Nipple Correction (Inverted Nipple) Surgery


20 - 40 minutes


Local anesthesia


Day hospital


7 - 14 days


It is not necessary

It is a correction procedure when it comes to the problem of indented breast nipples.

Correction of breast nipples

Breast augmentation has been popular for decades. Since women pay attention to details, the appearance of the nipples is also an important aesthetic element for them. Correction of an indented nipple is a procedure performed on 10% of women who have problems during breastfeeding due to an indented nipple.

A nipple is a broader term which covers the central part of the breast that protrudes above the skin, including the nipple and the areola, the darker, pigmented ring that surrounds it.

The nipple and/or areola can be repaired using a variety of techniques. Excessively large areolas usually do not cause health problems, therefore the desire to reduce them is primarily of an aesthetic nature. A reduction can be performed on its own, but is often performed at the same time as other breast procedures, such as a breast reduction or lift.

Why do we decide to correct warts and reduce rings?

The color and shape of the breasts change a lot throughout life. Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and certain medical conditions contribute to changes in the appearance of the breast and nipple. Most women of all ages face this. Pronounced changes can greatly affect a woman's self-image, and in these cases, surgery is a suitable solution. By correcting the ring and nipple, we transform the tissue to restore or preserve its function and improve its appearance

"Breast augmentation procedures have been popular for decades. Since women pay attention to details, the appearance of the nipple is also aesthetically important to them. Correction of indented nipples is a procedure performed on 10% of women whose indented nipples cause problems during breastfeeding."

Who is suitable for the procedure?

There are many conditions for which correction of warts and areolas is recommended. We present the most common:

Inverted (inverted) nipples

Inverted nipples can appear as pointing inwards or they can be flat. It is often a congenital problem, but it can also occur later in life due to various diseases. Some may not notice the problem until breastfeeding, when pain and reduced sensitivity may occur. With a simple surgical procedure, we can break the bonds and allow the nipple to bulge naturally.

Breast cancer, scarred milk ducts and short milk ducts

All of these conditions can cause the nipples to become ingrown. Severe nipple inversion can cause cracking and swollen breasts, leading to mastitis. With surgery, we improve the position of the nipple muscles and the milk ducts, thus correcting indented nipples.

Asymmetric nipples

Asymmetry in the shape and size of the breast is present in every woman. Certain congenital disease conditions can cause a higher degree of asymmetry. This is eliminated with a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and muscles, and the nipples are moved to the same level to achieve symmetry. Breast lift and reduction often also require nipple and areola correction.

Enlarged nipples

Hypertrophy of nipples and milk ducts means abnormal enlargement of these structures. Although this condition does not usually cause health problems, it can interfere with daily activities and reduce self-confidence.

Correction of the areola and nipple is a common aesthetic intervention for both men and women. It involves the removal of excess tissue which can cause the nipple and areola to look unsightly. During the procedure, excess glandular-fatty tissue is removed.

In men, nipple correction is most often performed in combination with gynecomastia. The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia, the procedure is minimally invasive, so a quick recovery is possible, and you can return to your daily activities in just a few days. After the procedure, scars are rare.

Nipple reconstruction

Reconstruction of the nipple and areola is necessary after a major injury to the chest, for breast augmentation in case of displacement of the nipples and a change in size, for mastectomy and for people with congenital one or more than two nipples.

IMPORTANT: You can have the procedure if you are in good health and maintain a healthy weight. It is recommended not to smoke. Smokers' wounds heal more poorly, so there is a greater chance of complications after the procedure. We only make it easier for you if you stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure. There are no other special restrictions.

How is indented nipples corrected?

Indented nipples can be congenital or the result of breastfeeding. Congenitals may remain undetected until breastfeeding, when severe pain occurs during breastfeeding. By correcting them, the surgeon transforms the projection and appearance of the nipples. With the intervention, he breaks the connection between the glandular tissue and the nipple and, in the case of a strong indentation, also removes the mammary glands.

How is the reduction of wart rings done?

Circumcision is a minor surgical procedure, which is most often performed under local anesthesia and takes up to an hour.

Initially, the surgeon will make an incision around the outer edge of your circumcision and remove only the excess circumferential band . Since the pigment is located in the upper layer of the skin (epidermis), it is enough to remove only a thin layer of skin. The nipple and the central part of the areola will not be touched and remain attached to the breast throughout the procedure. He will then place tiny resorbable (self-degrading) sutures under the edges of the skin, with which he will connect the ring with the surrounding skin, and cover the nipple with a patch to protect against possible rubbing.

The usual activities include you can return it relatively quickly, after a day or two. If a change in sensitivity occurs, it disappears within a month and does not affect the ability to breastfeed later in life.

How is the production of new nipple rings after breast removal?

Breasts are exposed to many diseases, in extreme cases partial or complete surgical removal (mastectomy) is necessary. With reconstruction, we want to restore a woman's femininity and the integrity of her body. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy includes the restoration of the shape and size of the breast and the reconstruction of the nipple and areola. The two operations can be performed simultaneously, but more often we decide to postpone nipple reconstruction until the breast takes its final shape, which is usually half a year after the first operation.

Nipple reconstruction surgery, which is key for a natural appearance of the operated breast, it is performed under local anesthesia. We use the tissue of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, and arrange the ring with a medical tattoo. Such a wart is not sensitive.

How is the recovery after the procedure

Recovery after the procedure is relatively quick and easy. It is quite normal that swelling and bruising are present, but they are not an obstacle to returning to work.

Immediately after the procedure you can expect:·

- An increase in pain in the first postoperative period (a few days).
- Pain relief with painkillers
- Limited physical activity
- Avoiding heavy lifting

Final results will be visible after a few weeks when the swelling and bruising have completely subsided sound and the chest settles in the final position.

Are there any risks during the procedure?

Although nipple surgery is considered a safe and simple procedure, as with all surgeries, there are certain risks involved. These include:

- Bleeding (hematoma): The possibility of a hematoma occurring in the operated area is very small. The risk is higher in people who take anticoagulant or blood-clotting drugs before surgery. If you are not on special therapy, we recommend that you do not take such medications for a week before the procedure.

- Bruising: They are usually minimal and appear a few days after the operation, often accompanied by swelling. Cold compresses help with relief.

- Infection: It is very rare in wart surgery, but it slows down the healing process. That is why we prescribe an antibiotic as a preventive measure. Careful adherence to post-operative wound care instructions will reduce the risk of infection.

- Scarring: The degree of scarring is an inherent property of the skin and varies between patients. The surgeon has no direct influence on this. If he assesses that there is a possibility of poorer healing, he will warn you of this, which is not a contraindication for the procedure. The scar usually fades after the procedure and is almost invisible to the naked eye.

- Swelling: The nipple tissue is very sensitive, so swelling may be present for several weeks after the procedure. This is completely normal and does not affect the healing process.

- Asymmetrical results: The risk of asymmetry in size and shape after the procedure is extremely small.

- Loss of sensation: Complete loss of sensation is very rare. A change in sensitivity is more common in the first weeks after the procedure, which recovers in three to six months after the operation.

The possibility of a hematoma in the operated area is very small. The risk is higher in people who take anticoagulant or blood-clotting drugs before surgery. If you are not on special therapy, we recommend that you do not take such medications for a week before the procedure.

Informative price for the correction of inverted nipples

The price for the correction of inverted nipples depends on the specifics of each individual and is determined at the end of the consultation.

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