Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery

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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, London’s premier destination for inverted nipple correction surgery. Located in the City of London and on Harley Street, we are dedicated to expertly restoring the natural appearance of your nipples. Our team, comprising top dermatological surgeons, offers personalised, innovative treatments designed to meet your specific needs. Committed to your well-being, we ensure a comforting and professional experience, helping you regain confidence in your appearance.

Nipple revision surgery is a specialised cosmetic procedure aimed at correcting and enhancing the appearance of the nipples. This treatment can address a variety of concerns, including inverted nipples, asymmetry, size discrepancies, changes after breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or previous surgeries. The goal of nipple revision is to achieve a balanced, natural-looking aesthetic that aligns with the patient’s body image and preferences.

Patients choose City Dermatology Clinic for nipple correction envision needs because of our commitment to excellence and personalised care:

City Dermatology Clinic offers a range of treatment options for nipple correction, each designed to address specific concerns and achieve desired aesthetic outcomes.


Here’s an overview of the main procedures available:

  1. Nipple Reduction: This procedure is ideal for patients who feel their nipples are disproportionately large compared to their breasts. Nipple reduction involves removing excess tissue to reduce the height and/or width of the nipple, creating a more proportionate appearance.

  2. Correction of Inverted Nipples: Inverted nipples, which retract into the breast rather than protruding, can be corrected through a minor surgical procedure. This typically involves releasing fibrous bands that pull the nipple inward and sometimes placing a small suture to maintain the nipple’s outward position.

  3. Areola Reduction: For patients who are concerned about the size of their areolas, this procedure can adjust the diameter, making it more balanced with the overall breast size. It involves removing a portion of the areola and reattaching it in a smaller circle.

  4. Nipple Reconstruction: This is often sought by patients following mastectomy or significant breast injury. Nipple reconstruction can involve various techniques, including skin grafts and tattooing, to recreate a natural-looking nipple and areola.

  5. Symmetry Correction: This procedure addresses asymmetry between the two nipples, which may involve any combination of the above treatments to ensure both nipples and areolas are harmonious in size, shape, and position.


Each of these treatments is performed under local anaesthesia, typically as an outpatient procedure, allowing for a quick recovery and minimal downtime. At City Dermatology Clinic, our surgeons discuss the available options in detail during the consultation, ensuring patients make informed decisions that align with their personal goals and expectations.


Nipple inversion is classified into grades based on the degree of inversion and the ease with which the nipple can be manipulated:

  • Grade 1 (Mild Inversion): In this grade, the nipples are slightly inverted but can easily be pulled out manually and may occasionally protrude naturally, such as in response to cold or stimulation. They have minimal fibrosis and generally good elasticity. Women with Grade 1 inversion often do not face major difficulties with breastfeeding.

  • Grade 2 (Moderate Inversion): Grade 2 nipples are more deeply inverted and do not protrude as easily. They can be pulled out manually but tend to retract after release. There is moderate fibrosis, and the nipples may be somewhat less elastic. This level of inversion may cause some issues with breastfeeding.

  • Grade 3 (Severe Inversion): Nipples with Grade 3 inversion are fully inverted and cannot be pulled out manually. They have significant fibrosis and no elasticity. This grade of inversion often interferes with breastfeeding and can affect the aesthetic appearance more significantly.

When considering nipple correction surgery at City Dermatology Clinic, it’s important to understand the general steps involved in the procedure. However, please note that the specific details and techniques may vary based on your individual case and needs.


Your surgeon will provide a complete and personalised explanation during your consultation. Here’s a typical outline of what to expect:

  1. Initial Consultation:

    Discussion of your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns. Physical examination to assess the condition of your nipples and areolas. Explanation of the various treatment options and recommendation of the best approach for your specific case.
  2. Pre-Procedure Preparation:

    Instructions on preparing for surgery, including guidelines on eating, drinking, and medication adjustments. Possible pre-operative tests or measurements.
  3. Anaesthesia:

    Local anaesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure. Sedation may also be used in some cases.
  4. The Correction Procedure:

    • For nipple reduction: Excess nipple tissue is carefully removed to reduce size.
    • For inverted nipples: Fibrous bands causing the inversion are released, and the nipple is sutured into its new position.
    • For areola reduction: A circular segment of the outer areola is removed, and the remaining skin is sutured to create a smaller areola.
    • For nipple reconstruction: Techniques may include tissue grafting from other parts of the body or synthetic materials to reconstruct a natural-looking nipple.
    • For symmetry correction: Adjustments are made to one or both nipples or areolas to achieve symmetry.
  5. Closing the Incisions:

    Sutures are used to close any incisions, typically designed to minimise visible scarring.
  6. Post-Operative Care:

    Immediate aftercare instructions will be provided, which may include how to manage pain, care for the surgical site, and when to return for a follow-up. Information on any signs of complications to watch for and how to contact your medical team.
  7. Follow-Up:

    Scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and the outcome of the surgery. Discussion of any additional treatments or revisions if necessary.
  8. Recovery and Results:

    Guidance on recovery time, avoiding activities, and tips for optimal healing. Final results may take several weeks to stabilise as swelling reduces and the tissue heals.

At City Dermatology Clinic, we proudly offer a permanent solution for inverted nipples, providing guaranteed results that ensure no recurrence. Our inverted nipple correction surgery uses advanced techniques tailored to address the underlying causes of nipple inversion effectively. This procedure is designed to deliver definitive correction, allowing you to enjoy a natural appearance with the assurance that the results are permanent.


Our expert team is committed to excellence, utilising state-of-the-art procedures that guarantee the inversion will not return. Patients who choose our clinic benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing their results are designed to last a lifetime, with no need to revisit the condition in the future.


Embrace a future free from concerns about your appearance with our guaranteed permanent fix. At City Dermatology Clinic, we provide a solution that makes the past issues of inverted nipples a distant memory. Trust us to deliver a transformation that is both effective and enduring, with results guaranteed not to come back.

Patients consistently choose City Dermatology Clinic for their inverted nipple correction surgery due to our dedication to delivering superior medical care, our adoption of state-of-the-art surgical methods, and our tailored approach to each patient’s needs. Our clinic is renowned across London for its exceptional team of dermatological surgeons, each bringing extensive experience and a history of successful surgical outcomes in breast aesthetics and reconstruction.


Advantages of our Nipple Correction Surgery

  • Our surgical team specialises in breast aesthetics, ensuring that every procedure is led by experts with specific skills in inverted nipple correction. This focus means patients receive the most advanced care available.

  • We utilise the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques to correct inverted nipples, aiming for the best aesthetic outcome with minimal scarring and reduced recovery time. Our techniques are continuously updated to reflect the latest advancements in the field.

  • At City Dermatology Clinic, we understand that each patient’s circumstances and expectations are unique. We offer bespoke consultations to tailor each treatment plan, ensuring that individual preferences and concerns are addressed, leading to personalised, satisfactory outcomes.

  • From the initial consultation through to post-operative care, our team provides continuous support and clear communication. We ensure that patients are fully informed about their surgery, what to expect during recovery, and how to care for themselves post-procedure to achieve the best results.

  • Our clinic has a proven track record of successful outcomes and high patient satisfaction in inverted nipple correction surgery. We pride ourselves on the quality of our results and the positive feedback we receive from our patients.

  • We offer a discreet, comfortable environment where patients can feel secure and supported throughout their treatment journey. Our clinic is designed to provide a calming atmosphere, ensuring a stress-free experience.

Who is Suitable for Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery?

Inverted nipple correction surgery is ideal for individuals seeking to correct nipples that are naturally retracted or have become so due to various reasons such as changes following pregnancy, significant weight loss, or underlying health conditions. Suitable candidates are those in good general health, are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and are free from any active infections. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who are looking for both aesthetic improvements and functional corrections.


Many seek this treatment to enhance their self-esteem and comfort in different types of clothing or swimwear, while others might be motivated by practical concerns like difficulties in breastfeeding. It is important that potential patients have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery, which should be discussed in detail during a consultation. The consultation provides an opportunity to discuss your goals, evaluate your condition, and decide on the best surgical approach tailored to your needs. Emotional readiness and support are also crucial as they significantly impact the recovery and overall satisfaction with the surgery. At City Dermatology Clinic, we ensure our patients are fully informed and comfortable with the process, helping them to make decisions that lead to successful outcomes and enhanced well-being.

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Doctors for Nipple Envision

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading doctors for nipple correction surgery in London, dedicated to restoring your natural appearance with state-of-the-art techniques while ensuring your comfort and well-being.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading doctors for nipple correction surgery in London, dedicated to restoring your natural appearance with state-of-the-art techniques while ensuring your comfort and well-being.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)


Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis



Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton



Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski




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Cost of Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery

The initial consultation with our doctor is priced at £150. We schedule ample time for this consultation to accommodate the procedure immediately afterwards, should you choose to proceed. It’s important to note that the costs of our treatments vary based on the specific area being treated and the extent of the condition. All prices will be finalised during your consultation, after a thorough assessment of your needs.


  • Consultation £150
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  • No downtime needed
  • Quick return to daily routine
  • Free follow-up included; for up to 2 years if any concerns.
  • No overnight stay required.
  • Full recovery typically within 4 weeks

Nipple Envision FAQs

What causes inverted nipples?

Inverted nipples are primarily caused by shortened ducts within the breast that tether the nipple inward. This condition can be congenital, meaning some individuals are born with it, or it can develop later in life due to certain conditions like weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or underlying medical issues. Sometimes, inverted nipples can also result from an injury or surgery that affects the breast tissue.

Can men also benefit from inverted nipple correction surgery?

Yes, men can also benefit from inverted nipple correction surgery. Inverted nipples are not exclusive to women and can affect men just as commonly. The condition may cause self-consciousness or discomfort, especially in situations like swimming or locker room environments. The surgical procedure for correcting inverted nipples in men is similar to that used for women, focusing on restoring the nipple to a more typical projection. This can significantly improve aesthetic appearance and boost self-esteem. The procedure is straightforward, typically involves minimal downtime, and offers permanent results, making it a viable option for men looking to resolve this issue.

Are the results of inverted nipple correction surgery permanent?

Yes, the results of inverted nipple correction surgery are generally permanent. The procedure typically involves cutting the shortened ducts that pull the nipple inward and sometimes filling the created space with a small amount of surrounding tissue to support the nipple in its new position. Once healed, the nipple usually maintains its outward projection permanently. However, future pregnancies and significant weight changes can potentially affect the results.

Is inverted nipple correction surgery painful?

The pain associated with inverted nipple correction surgery is typically minimal. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area completely and prevents any pain during the surgery. Post-surgery, patients may experience some soreness, swelling, and bruising around the treated area, but this is generally manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers. Most patients report that the discomfort is minor and subsides within a few days.

Can inverted nipples be a sign of breast cancer?

While inverted nipples can be a natural variation of the human body, sudden inversion of the nipples, especially if it occurs only on one side or is accompanied by other changes in the breast, should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. Such changes can sometimes be indicative of breast cancer or other serious conditions. However, it’s important to note that not all cases of nipple inversion signify cancer; it’s just one of many potential symptoms that, combined with others, might prompt further medical investigation.

Is breastfeeding possible with inverted nipples before undergoing correction surgery?

Yes, many women with inverted nipples can still breastfeed, although it might be more challenging. The degree of inversion can affect how well a baby can latch onto the breast. Some women find success using breast shells or nipple shields to help draw out the nipple and aid in breastfeeding. However, if the inversion significantly impacts the ability to breastfeed, correction surgery can be considered to improve functionality.

How long does the inverted nipple correction surgery take?

Inverted nipple correction surgery is generally a quick procedure, typically taking about 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The duration can vary slightly depending on the complexity of the case and whether one or both nipples are being corrected. Since it’s usually performed under local anaesthesia, patients can expect to spend a short time in the recovery area before going home the same day.

How soon can I return to work after the surgery?

Most patients are able to return to work within a few days following their inverted nipple correction surgery, assuming their job does not involve heavy lifting or strenuous activity. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice on when to resume normal activities. Office-based jobs can typically be resumed sooner, while more physically demanding jobs may require a longer recovery period.

Is an overnight stay required after inverted nipple correction surgery?

No, an overnight stay is not typically required after inverted nipple correction surgery. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia, allowing patients to return home the same day. Postoperative care instructions will be provided to ensure a smooth recovery at home.

How soon can I breastfeed after undergoing inverted nipple correction surgery?

Breastfeeding after inverted nipple correction surgery can usually be resumed once the surgical wounds have sufficiently healed and any discomfort has subsided. It’s important to discuss the timing with your surgeon, as individual healing rates can vary. Most surgeons recommend waiting until the area is fully healed to prevent complications, which might take a few weeks. However, the surgery generally aims to preserve milk ducts, which means breastfeeding is still possible for many patients after recovery.

What kind of scarring should I expect after the surgery?

Inverted nipple correction surgery typically results in minimal scarring. The incisions used during the procedure are usually made at the nipple’s base, making them less visible once healed. Surgeons strive to use techniques that minimise scarring and promote a natural-looking result. Any scarring that does occur tends to fade over time and can be further reduced with proper wound care and avoidance of direct sunlight during the healing process.

When can I resume exercise after inverted nipple correction surgery?

Patients are generally advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least a few weeks after the surgery to allow the surgical site to heal properly. Light activities, such as walking, can usually be resumed within a few days. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s specific recommendations based on your personal recovery progress. Typically, full exercise routines can be resumed within 4 to 6 weeks, but it’s crucial to gradually increase the intensity of workouts to avoid complications.

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