Inverted Nipple Correction

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Mr Dario Rochira has over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery and regularly performs all types of breast surgery, including to correct inverted nipples, at private hospitals in London. 

Inverted nipples are a relatively common problem but can cause a significant amount of anxiety and distress.  However correction may be achieved with surgery.   In Mr Rochira’s experience, Nipple Correction Surgery is an operation with a high success rate and can have major positive effects on patient well-being.

A variety of surgical techniques may be employed most of which involve cutting the milk ducts. Usually two incisions are made at the base of the nipple, the ducts are cut and then the nipple is everted and suspended into position. The whole procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic.

While recurrence is considered rare, it is known to occur.

Complications of Surgery

Unfortunately complications can occur following any surgery and patients need to be fully aware of this. Mr Rochira does his utmost to minimise known complications, the commonest of which are, hypertrophic scars, bleeding, infection, nipple necrosis, inability to breast feed, asymmetry in the healing and outcome, alteration in nipple sensation and recurrence.

Recovery following Nipple Correction Surgery

Following surgery, a protective sponge dressing remains in for 1 week. The stitches around the nipple are dissolvable or removed after 2 weeks.

It is important to take things easy for a week or so and it is recommended that you refrain from excericise until the sutures are removed. Otherwise recovery is rapid and patients usually experience few problems.

To make an appointment to see Mr Rochira or to find out more about surgery to correct inverted nipples please send an email to or telephone his secretary on 07738 233604.

Incision: it will be invisible in the nipple

Lenght of stay: day case

Theatre time: 30 minutes

Recovery: 3-5 days