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Cosmetic Surgery in Essex Nipple Correction Surgery
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“ I had expected a 6-8 week wait with the NHS, I was booked in for my procedure within 2 weeks. Superb and excellent facilities, felt like being in a hotel.”Mrs E
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Nipple Correction Surgery

Areola Reduction

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of the areolas of your nipples, either men or women, then you may want to consider areola reduction surgery which can performed under a local anaesthetic.

The average diameter of an areola is 4-5cm. You may feel that your areola is too high from previous surgery or you may have never had surgery and just feel discontented with the appearance of the area.

Medical tattooing is the answer! We can offer this service with our fully trained and accredited nurses, who can help you to achieve a natural appearance in relation to the shape or size of the areola of the nipple.

Procedure

Areola reduction surgery removes a circular segment of the brown, pigmented area of the areola, improving its size in proportion to the breast. You would have decided the desired shape of the areola before the procedure.

Absorbable stitches are used inside the areola to reduce the diameter, and a permanent “purse string” is placed deeply into the areola to prevent it widening after surgery.

Post-procedure

The areola will be covered with a protective dressing for 1 week with a follow-up appointment arranged for 3-4 months’ time.

Risks

There are a number of risks associated with this type of surgery, although they are usually rare or minor, if experienced at all.

  • Reactions to local anaesthetic
  • Bruising/bleeding – Some bruising is completely normal and will subside as the area heals
  • Infection
  • Loss of nipple sensation

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Nipple Reduction

Nipple reduction surgery is most often carried out due to the appearance of puffy, protruding, or wide nipples. This procedure is often combined with an areola reduction to achieve optimal results. Performed under a local anaesthetic, each nipple takes approximately 20 minutes to 1 hour to treat, so it is quite a simple and quick procedure!

Procedure

An incision is made to eliminate any skin at the site of the neck of the nipple which is then closed and stitched reducing either or the height or shape of the nipple as desired by pushing a portion of the nipple back into the breast tissue.

Post-procedure

The recovery time following this procedure is relatively quick, although you may experience some mild discomfort which is completely normal and will subside within a few days. You should be able to resume normal activities such as going back to work after several days, but you should avoid strenuous activities for up to 2 weeks.

You may experience mild swelling in the first 2-3 weeks but should expect to see the final, desired result following this.

Risks associated with Nipple Reduction surgery

  • Loss of sensation in nipples – sometimes patients can experience a complete loss of sensation in their nipples, although some may only experience minor loss whilst the nipples are healing
  • Inability to breastfeed – it is possible that nipple reduction surgery will result in a woman being unable to breastfeed. This should therefore be an important consideration before deciding to go ahead with surgery
  • Infection – In a small number of cases, the nipple may become infected, but this can be avoided if suitable measures are taken to carry out any dressing changes in a sanitised and timely manner.

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“Very clean, friendly staff. Will not be going back to NHS, very impressed with the level of service and care.”

Mrs J

Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted nipples are completely natural and common, affecting both men and women in equal measure. There is usually no underlying medical condition linked to inverted nipples and are due to natural developments resulting through puberty. If you notice they are a recent development, then you should contact a GP.

Procedure

Nipple inversion surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic and is usually a quick procedure. Each nipple can take between 15 minutes to just over 1 hour to treat, so you should be in and out of the hospital on the same day.

An incision is made around the nipple to free it from the surrounding tissue and the nipple is made to sit more naturally. It is then re-stitched into a more protruded position. Absorbable stitches are used at the base of the nipple to help it to heal in the correct position.

Post-procedure

The recovery time following this procedure is relatively quick, although you may experience some mild discomfort which is completely normal and will subside within a few days. You should be able to resume normal activities such as going back to work after several days, but you should avoid strenuous activities for up to 2 weeks.

You may experience mild swelling in the first 2-3 weeks but should expect to see the final, desired result following this.

Risks associated with Nipple Reduction surgery

  • Loss of sensation in nipples – Whilst normal nipple sensation is usually resumed following the healing from the surgery, in rare cases, the sensation of the nipples can be damaged.
  • Inability to breastfeed – it is possible that inverted nipple correction surgery will result in a woman being unable to breastfeed. This should therefore be an important consideration before deciding to go ahead with surgery
  • Infection – In a small number of cases, the nipple may become infected, but this can be avoided if suitable measures are taken to carry out any dressing changes in a sanitised and timely manner.

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