NIPPLE SURGERY

… correct nipple deformities & enhance the overall
‘look’ of your breasts!

A well-developed and normal-sized nipple will not only add sensuality to the overall appearance of a breast, but it is also an essential functional requirement for any future breastfeeding.

As a result of the relaxation of social norms and the increasing uncovering of the nipple and breast in magazines, fashion, photographic shoots and social media, there has been an increasing trend worldwide for Corrective Nipple Surgery, dubbed by some as ‘Designer Nipples’.

Fortunately, most forms of Corrective Nipple Surgery can be performed in the privacy of our Clinic’s Operating Theatre under Local Anaesthesia with virtually no downtime and a speedy return to work and normal activities.

Inverted Nipples

Of all the nipple deformities presenting for correction, the commonest by far are Inverted Nipples.

Although Inverted Nipples can occur in both men and women, most patients presenting for correction are women simply because an inverted nipple can affect the overall look of the breast as well as cause embarrassment or self-consciousness in intimate situations. Surgical correction is simple and will allow the nipples to project outwards and complement the overall appearance of the breast.

The condition can affect one or both breasts and it can also vary in degree. In its most severe form, an Inverted Nipple is permanently sunken beneath the level of the surrounding skin and cannot be manipulated out with the fingers. In contrast, a milder form is the ‘Retractile Nipple’ where the nipple is sunken beneath the level of the surrounding skin but can be manipulated out with the fingers.

An inverted nipple can make future breastfeeding more difficult, and in its most severe form, even impossible.

Inverted-Nipple

How is it done?

Surgical correction of an inverted nipple is a simple procedure performed in the privacy of our Clinic’s Operating Theatre under Local Anaesthesia only. Correction of one nipple takes around 30 minutes to complete whereas both nipples take around 60 minutes.

Over the years, variations on the basic surgical technique have been described but the one we recommend always involves attaching a small supporting frame to maintain the nipple in its new elevated position for two weeks during its healing phase. Irrespective of the surgical technique used, we believe that post-operative support of the nipple in its new position is absolutely essential to reduce the chances of recurrence.

Enlarged Nipples

Overly large nipples, known medically as ‘Macrothelia’, and which not uncommonly are saggy as well, can be easily reduced with a simple surgical procedure in our Clinic’s Operating Theatre under Local Anaesthesia only.

Enlarged Areolas

The areola is the pigmented circle around the nipple. Large areolas can be inherited or may develop as a result of an increase in breast size through pregnancy or weight gain. If you’re uncomfortable with the size of your areolas, they can be easily reduced. 

Areola Reduction Surgery is a relatively simple procedure that will reduce the diameter of one or both of your areolas. It can be performed on its own, or as part of a Breast Lift, Breast Reduction or Breast Augmentation.

Please note, however, that, even when performed on its own, Areolar Reduction still needs to be done in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia. However, hospital stay is not required and you can go home shortly after your procedure.

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Cost of Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted Nipple Surgery

Surgical Fee:
One nipple $2,200
Both nipples $3,300

Additional costs include a Theatre Fee of $990.

Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

Cost of Nipple Reduction Surgery

Nipple Reduction Surgery

Surgical Fee:
One nipple $2,200
Both nipples $3,300

Additional costs include a Theatre Fee of $990.

Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

Cost of Areolar Reduction Surgery

Areolar Reduction Surgery

Surgical Fee (both breasts) $4,400

Additional costs include Hospital Fee and Anaesthetist Fee.

Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

Payment Plans 

We accept payments from independent finance providers  

EconFinance & Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC

If you need to finance all or part of your procedure, National Regulations require that you must source your own funding through a bank or any number of Medical Loan Providers such as the above easily found by searching on Google.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does Corrective Nipple Surgery involve?

    Inverted Nipple and Nipple Reduction Surgery are performed under Local Anaesthesia in the privacy of our Clinic’s own Operating Theatre. However, Areolar Reduction Surgery needs to be performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia but hospital stay is not required. You can go home shortly after your procedure.

    How long does the surgery take?

    Nipple Surgery: around 30 minutes for one nipple and 60 minutes for both.
    Areolar Reduction Surgery (both breasts): approximately 2 hours.

    What is the downtime?

    Essentially none for Nipple Surgery but Areolar Surgery requires around 7 days’ downtime.

    Can I claim any of my costs on Medicare or Private Health Insurance?

    Unfortunately not. Being a cosmetic procedure, it does not qualify for a Medicare Item Number nor can you claim on Private Health Insurance.

    Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.