Breast nipple surgery covers several different cosmetic procedures which are used for the enhancement, correction or reduction of the nipple or areola, the brownish area around the nipple. These treatments are available for both men and women.
Nipple reconstruction is an appropriate procedure for women who have had a mastectomy (breast removal) following breast cancer with the loss of the nipple and/or the areola, but many women also seek to change the shape or size of their nipples purely for cosmetic purposes.
Breast nipple procedures are normally performed using a local anaesthetic to numb the breast tissue. You would also be given a sedative to make you drowsy, so that you remain awake but feel very little discomfort during the operation. Most people find that they can return to work after a few days recovery. Prices for private breast nipple procedures vary depending upon the type of operation required. For example, expect to pay around £2,000 for inverted nipple correction for both breasts.
A video by Mr Brent Tanner describing Glue Cross Nipple Eversion Surgery
For women where suction devices do not correct their inverted nipples, this video shows each step of nipple correction surgery for inverted nipples.
Patients concerned about the appearance of their nipple areolas can address the problem with minor surgical procedures.
Images of different grades of inverted nipples before and after corrective surgery
This video details the types causes and correction of different grades of inverted nipples in both men and women.
This video shows an operation to reduce the size of the nipple and Areola with removal of skin from around the areolar to reduce its diameter.