Nipple correction - nipple enhancement

Possibilities of nipple correction:

  • Reduction of oversized nipples
  • Correction of misformed or inverted nipples
  • Reconstruction of the areola and the nipple

Cosmetic nipple surgery can offer a solution. Every problem requires an individual approach. The surgeon will discuss the possibilities with you as well as the expected results.

Nipple surgery: nipple correction of inverted nipples or oversized nipples

Nipple correction for women and men

Nipples often play an important role in general wellbeing. Imperfections, such as nipples which are inverted, stick or bulge out too much occur in men and women and can be easily corrected with aesthetic surgery.

Approximately 2% of the female population may have at least one inverted nipple. The shape and size of both nipples can also differ.

The nipple is made of two parts: the nipple and the areola. The nipple is the projected part and the areola is the dark pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple.

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Nipple correction (inverted nipples)

Often inverted nipples can be easily corrected.

Inverted nipples

What are inverted nipples and can they be fixed?

Abnormalities and imperfections can affect feelings of self worth and undermine self-confidence. In many cases inverted nipples are congenital. There are 3 grades of nipple inversion. Women with grade 3 nipples often struggle with infections, skin rashes and hygiene problems.

There are different forms of nipple inversion:

  • Nipples misformed at birth: A nipple can be misformed at birth and become inverted during puberty. Sometimes the surgeon has to detach the milk ducts to correct it. If this is the case then breastfeeding is no longer possible. 
  • Normally formed nipples that become inverted: The nipple can be pulled out and permanently supported with a loop.  Following this operation you are still able to breastfeed. The milk ducts remain intact.

Sometimes inverted nipples can be so persistent that they re-invert after surgery. In this case a nipple prosthesis offers a solution. The prosthesis supports the nipple so that it can no longer invert. This technique is only applied as secondary surgery, after all, there is always the risk that an implant will be rejected, or become infected.

During your examination at the Wellness Kliniek the surgeon can determine which part of the nipple needs to be corrected, and will decide on the best surgical approach. Most nipple correction procedures are performed under local anaesthetic. 

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Nipple correction

  • Correction of inverted nipples can be performed under a local anaesthetic.
Nipple correction - before Nipple correction - after

Nipple correction

  • Inverted nipples can be protracted and supported by a loop.
  • Sometimes a nipple implant is the only option for a permanent result.

Nipple reduction

Nipples which protrude too much or which are too long can be congenital or a result of breast feeding. The projection of the nipple can be corrected; the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.
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Nipple reduction

  • Cosmetic plastic surgery to correct oversized nipples is a very popular treatment.
  • This procedure is suitable for men as well as women.

Nipple plastic surgery:
Risks associated with nipple correction - nipple reduction

As with every type of surgery, this kind also involves risks. Possible complications include: re-inversion, infection, tissue damage, bleeding and an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic. The procedure can result in visible scars, permanent pigmentation, sensitivity disorder, or nipples which differ in appearance. If nipple inversion reoccurs or there is visible assymetry then a second procedure is necessary. Some women are still able to breastfeed while others are not. Usually any complications can be corrected by one or more further operations. There is very rarely any lasting damage. Before undergoing an operation it is very important that you are well informed. Your doctor is the best source of information and will provide you with detailed information about the general risks of a particular procedure, but more importantly he can assess your individual risk.

Nipple plastic surgery
Aftercare and recovery after nipple correction - nipple reduction

The first days followng nipple corrective surgery may be a bit painful but can be easily controlled with pain medication i.e. paracetamol.

Daily activities can be resumed within 24 to 48 hours. At the Wellness Klinik we use dissolving stitches to avoid any pain caused when stitches have to be removed.

Nipple correction
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All plastic surgeons and dentists are experts in their cosmetic field and are fully government registered in their medical specialty. Wellness Kliniek Belgium stands for safe surgery. The hospital disposes of cabinets for aesthetic dental treatments, operating theatre rooms equipped with high-tech equipment for surgery, recovery care and private patient rooms.

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Nipple correction in Belgium for both men and women: correction of inverted nipples or misformed nipples, nipple reduction of oversized /  protruding nipples. An elongated or protruding nipple can be the result of breastfeeding and can be treated with plastic surgery. An inverted nipple can also be hereditary and sometimes treatment is required for medical reasons. This webpage on nipple corrections explains the possibilities of nipple correction for a better general wellbeing. We explain the risks involved in nipple corrections and explain the results that can be achieved - based on photos taken before and after the nipple is treated. Also the recovery and aftercare in case of nipple reduction / nipple enlargement or nipple correction in general are highlighted. We also provide information about the influence of nipple correction on breastfeeding. Compare the price of a nipple correction in Belgium and the Netherlands and find out what to look out for when making a comparison. If necessary, please refer to our patients' experiences with nipple corrections. The price page "Prices nipple correction" gives an overview of the costs and provides information about the reimbursement by the health insurance in case of treatment of a withdrawn nipple. The Wellness Kliniek has specialised plastic surgeons and is located in Genk, Limburg Belgium