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How can you fix a protruding nipple?

A protruding nipple can be fixed by trimming the skin and bulk of the nipple to shrink its overall size. It is similar to other procedures that remove excess tissue from the body, but in this case, the procedure is on a much smaller scale and scars insignificant.

Around one in ten women in the UK suffer from nipple-related conditions where the nipples may be irregular or enlarged causing them to protrude through clothing. Protrusion can be a source of embarrassment as well as pain and irritation known as 'jogger's nipple'.

Protruding nipples can be an issue for men too. Underlying breast tissue may, in addition, push the nipples outward and require reduction. This condition is called Gynaecomastia.

Nipple correction is about ridding the patient of their social anxiety or embarrassment and physical pain from their condition.

Protruding nipple correction at our Clinic can reduce the height and width of the nipple while still preserving sensation. Nipple correction can easily be combined with other procedures, so you only have to go through the process of surgery once.

If you find your self-image and your confidence compromised by protruding nipples, the solution may be easier than you thought. The procedure is relatively simple and straightforward. It can be carried out under local anaesthesia or in combination with other procedures (under general anaesthesia).

Recovery from protruding nipple surgery is quick with very little disruption to your normal routine. Nipple correction surgery is an outpatient procedure. Since there is no long rest period following the procedure you will be back in the swing of things with newfound confidence in no time.




Is it normal for my nipples to stick out?

Yes, it is normal for nipples to stick out in a cone like shape. The majority of girls have this nipple type whilst growing up and some women keep them throughout their entire life. On the contrary, inverted nipples are also very common which at least 10-20% of women have, it’s important to know that the size and shape of your nipples is completely normal and won’t affect your health in any way.

Can you fix big nipples?

Yes, you can fix big nipples through a nipple reduction surgery. This treatment is able to help many patients fix the shape and size of their nipples, if they are too big, damaged or inverted. Most nipple reduction procedures take less than an hour and patients are able to return home on the same day a few hours later.

How do you get rid of protruding nipples

The most effective way to get rid of protruding nipples is through nipple reduction surgery.

Nipple Reduction surgery can reduce the height and width of the nipple, reshape the nipple into a more desirable form and treat size and shape asymmetries in the surrounding areola. All surgeries are able to preserve sensation, and aim to restore a more balanced, pleasing chest appearance.

How much is it to fix protruding nipples?

Nipple surgery to fix protruding nipples cost anywhere between £1500 to £2,950 depending on the severity of the problem, location and expertise of the surgeon, as well as whether one or two nipples are being treated and under local or general anaesthetic.

For more detailed information on pricing or for any comprehensive advice around your nipple surgery, get in touch with our specialist surgeons via the contact form on our website.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a nipple surgery?

Nipple surgeries have many advantages, including being relatively quick with low downtime as well as being a big boost to confidence for many individuals. On the contrary, nipple surgeries carry a risk of lost sensation from nerve damage if gone wrong and there's a risk of visible scarring and asymmetry, although it’s important to note these risks are rare in most individuals.

Where to go to fix protruding nipples?

At the Cadogan Clinic we offer comprehensive advice to individuals regarding protruding nipples and other various surgical treatments. Individuals wishing to find out more or to address any queries or concerns with us should get in touch via the contact form on our website, where a specialist will be able to assist you.

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