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Nipple correction

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- GMC-registered surgeons
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- Comprehensive aftercare

What is nipple correction?


What are the benefits of a nipple correction?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is nipple correction?

We understand that inverted or enlarged nipples can cause discomfort. Nipple problems are very common, but the good news is that they can be corrected quickly and effectively through nipple surgery. 

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Whether you were born with the condition, or whether you’ve experienced changes during puberty or after breastfeeding, enlarged or inverted nipple correction can have excellent aesthetic results.  

What are the benefits of a nipple correction?

Although inverted nipples are common they can, of course, cause feelings of self-consciousness in intimate situations. Surgery may not always be necessary - in some cases, a suction technique can be used. The severity of the inverted nipple will determine whether or not you will need surgery. 

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If inverted nipples are something you have felt embarrassed about, you may feel a boost to your self-esteem after the surgery, and have more confidence. 

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, these may include numbness, scarring, infections and bruising.  

Is it right for me?

Nipple correction surgery could be right for you if you feel unhappy about having inverted nipples. While they are usually completely painless, you may be distressed about them, or feel that your nipples simply look odd. If you are trying to breastfeed and your baby is having problems latching on to the inverted nipple, surgery can help to fix this.  

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Whatever your reasons for looking into nipple correction, we’re here with you, every step of the way. 


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 1 hour
Time Off Work: 3 - 5 days
Hospital Stay: Not required
Full Recovery: From 2 - 4 weeks
Compression Bra: Wear for 6 weeks
Exercise: After 1 week
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: From 6 - 8 weeks

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Nipple correction FAQs

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How long does nipple correction surgery take?
Nipple correction surgery usually takes around one hour under local anaesthetic.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
Many nipple correction procedures can be carried out on an outpatient basis, which means you should be able to leave hospital on the same day as your surgery.
Can nipple correction be combined with breast surgery?
Yes, nipple correction can be performed in conjunction with other breast surgery such as enlargement or uplift.
Can you treat ‘man boobs’?
Yes, there is a separate procedure for male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, which can create a sleek, trim physique by removing the excess fat and skin from the chest area. Read more about our gynaecomastia procedure.
Will I have scarring?
Any scarring caused by nipple correction surgery is minimal, and the stitches used are usually dissolvable.

Next steps

Your Journey Step by Step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years, with an additional 3 years available for breast procedures – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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