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Nipple Correction Surgery
Nipple correction surgery with Mr Hassan Shaaban
Mr. Shaaban worked in the NHS in the field of reconstruction following trauma and cancer surgery. His interest lies in the field of facial, breast and body contouring cosmetic surgery.
Mr Shaaban is a consultant plastic surgeon and is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).
What is nipple correction surgery?
Inverted nipples are where the areolae point inwards or retract, or lie flat. It is an extremely common indication, and usually occurs during or after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Nipple correction surgery itself is a very straight-forward, minor procedure that is treated as a day case. It involves a small incision around the circumference of the nipple in order to allow the surgeon to correct the nipple position.
Who is suitable for nipple correction surgery?
This surgery is designed for women who are unhappy about the appearance of their nipples and wish to correct the appearance of the areolae. In some cases, further investigations maybe carried out to find out the cause of the inverted nipple.
Smokers are asked to quit at least two months before the procedure, as this can cause complications. We also ask patients to refrain from taking oral contraceptives, over-the-counter pain medications, and herbal medicines, as these can thin the blood and interfere with the healing process.
In order to be considered for breast reduction surgery, you must be at least 18 years old.
What happens during and after a nipple correction procedure?
If you are only undergoing nipple correction surgery, it is likely for it to be performed under local anaesthetic. A small incision is made around the areola (nipple) and the inverted nipple is corrected.
As nipple correction surgery is a smaller procedure, you will not have to stay overnight in hospital. Should you wish to have nipple corrections surgery in conjunction with another procedure, such as breast enlargement, the incision and downtime will differ.
All patients receive tailored aftercare instructions to help them make a full recovery. As well as receiving a bespoke treatment plan, you will also have 24-hour access to our medical team, should you have any concerns or questions.
Two weeks after the surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment with our team to check your wounds..
What type of incision is performed in nipple correction ?
If you are only having nipple correction surgery, the incision is a simple cut around the areola (nipple) only.
For those having other breast surgeries at the same time, the surgeon may also make additional incisions, which you can learn more about on individual treatment pages. Before undergoing surgery, Mr Shaaban will go through the procedure in more detail.
Common Q & A on nipple correction surgery
At first, the scars will appear red or pinkish in colour, but should mature after 6-12 months after the surgery.
As with any surgery, there are risks. While individual results may vary, most patients can expect swelling, bruising and tenderness post-operation. It is rare, but some patients may experience infection, loss of sensation or a noticeable scar around the areolae. So we can minimise risk, we conduct thorough health assessments as part of our consultation process, prior to surgery.
It usually takes around 3-4 weeks to fully recover from this operation. Two weeks after your surgery, you will receive a follow-up appointment with a member of our team to ensure the wound is healing correctly and there are no issues.
In the unlikely event there are issues with your healing, you will continue to receive care from a member of our medical team, or, if needed, the surgeon who carried out the procedure.
As with any surgery, there are risks. While individual results may vary, most patients can expect swelling, bruising and tenderness post-operation.
It is rare, but some patients may experience infection, loss of sensation or a noticeable scar around the areolae.
So we can minimise risk, we conduct thorough health assessments as part of our consultation process, prior to surgery.
Your consultation with Mr Shaaban at ASET Hospital
While nipple correction surgery is a common procedure, the decision to undergo the transformation should not be rushed.
The consultation process is thorough, including a full risk assessment of every patient’s physical and mental health.
You will receive extensive information about the procedure itself and the possible outcomes from surgery, as well as the risks associated with nipple correction procedures.
Book your consultation today to learn more about the procedure.