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Nipple Correction

What Is A Nipple Correction?

A nipple correction involves the altering, adjusting and correcting of inverted, enlarged, differing or protruding nipples that may be causing discomfort or embarrassment. Nipple correction can also co-occur with other procedures such as breast reduction or augmentation.

Who Is Suitable For A Nipple Correction?

A person’s nipple dimensions are determined by various factors. These include:

  • Genetics
  • Congenital Effects
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

These factors can cause further issues, such as:

  • Body insecurity and embarrassment with nakedness.
  • Reluctance to engage in intimate relationships.
  • Soreness and pain wearing certain clothing.
  • Nipple asymmetry.

As a result, people may look to reduce these problems through nipple correction.

The Nipple Correction Procedure:

  • You will be put under local anaesthesia to ensure you don’t experience pain during the operation.
  • A slight incision is made around the base of the nipple to release it from the surrounding connective tissues, freeing the inverted nipple.
  • A stitch or sutures are positioned around the nipple and a small splint is added to keep the nipple in place while healing and reduce the chance of future inversion. The splint stays there for approximately 1 week.
  • Alternatively, the incision may be made inside the breast to split the milk ducts and fibres that are causing the nipple to retract / be inverted.

It’s important to note that dividing the ducts will make breastfeeding impossible. Otherwise, breastfeeding should still be achievable. Ensure you talk to your surgeon about your options when considering nipple surgery.

What You Need To Know About A Nipple Correction

  • On average, each procedure takes less than 1 hour.
  • Patients can usually go home the same day.
  • Scarring may occur, but should start to fade within a couple of weeks.

What To Expect After A Nipple Correction

  • The procedure is associated with mild discomfort such as bruising and swelling which will soon ease.
  • To prevent stitch interference, bathing and driving should be avoided for at least 3 days following surgery.
  • Patients usually return to work within 3-5 days.
  • The stitch or sutures will dissolve or be removed within 1 week.
  • Strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for 1-3 weeks.
  • To reduce any tenderness, do not wear tight tops or padded bras for 2 weeks.
  • However, excess fluid may be released, so wearing a light pad over the nipples will be beneficial to prevent embarrassment.
  • Results are visible after 3-6 months and often show very little to no visible scarring.
  • You may also need to wear a surgical or post-op recovery bra to help you heal.

The Benefits of A Nipple Correction

  • Increased body-confidence and positivity due to attained appearance.
  • Greater choice of clothing options.
  • Reduced discomfort, while nipple sensitivity is maintained.


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