Breast

Inverted Nipple Correction

An inverted nipple, or nipple invagination, is a condition where instead of the nipple projecting outwards from the breast, it is retracted inwards into the breast. It is usually caused by the milk ducts being shorter than normal, which prevents the nipple from projecting.

Although present early in life it becomes most obvious after the breast development in the teenage years. Moreover it may appear in  the menopausal period due to sagging of the breast. It can also affect men’s nipples, at all ages.

Correction of Nipple Inversion

This is one of Dr Hamilton’s favourite procedures as the effects are so dramatic and satisfying for the patients. The procedure, which Dr Hamilton perfected during his plastic surgery training in Sweden, is carried out under local anaesthesia or under intravenous sedation. A tiny incision is made along the side of the nipple and 2/3rds of the ducts are sectioned. This dramatically ‘releases’ the nipple, which then pops out to project outwardly as desired. Dissolving sutures are used and a special dressing applied. Patients can shower the day after and resume normal activities. If you’re concerned or unhappy with the appearance of your nipples, please feel free to contact our office for a confidential discussion and a consultation.