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Nipple and Areola Surgery

Nipple reduction, inverted nipple correction

Plastic Surgeon

Single nipple around £1500, two nipples around £2000


Increasing numbers of women are seeking surgery to reshape their nipples or areolae (the pigmented part around the nipple). This may be to bring out an inverted nipple, to reduce a large or misshapen nipple, reduce the size of the areola or for other issues. Most nipple and areola reshaping procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic in the clinic.

Who carries out this treatment?

Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.
Chris Macdonald
Chris Macdonald
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Chris Macdonald FRCS(Plast) is a consultant Plastic Surgeon who takes pride in always offering his patients the best possible care and providing results tailored to each individual. Chris went to medical school in London and underwent Plastic Surgery training across the country including London, the South East and the Midlands.


After numbing the area with a careful injection of local anaesthetic, surgery is performed to reshape the nipple or areola according to the individual situation. An inverted nipple can be everted (corrected), a wide areola can be made smaller, or an overly large nipple can be reduced.


Reshaping the nipple or areola can improve confidence and restore self esteem.

Before and After

Nipple and areola procedures Prices

Single nipple around £1500
Two nipples around £2000

Other thoughts regarding Nipple And Areola Procedures

The surgery may take between 30-60minutes, depending upon the specific procedure
If an inverted nipple is corrected, a protective dressing is designed to be worn for 4-weeks after the procedure. This is to stop the nipple being squashed by a bra. For nipple reduction or areolar reduction procedures, surgical tapes and/or glue is used, and the tapes are kept in place for at least two weeks.
For the first two weeks after surgery, no heavy lifting or significant exercise should be undertaken. Slowly building up exercise intensity after that is recommended.
Nipple and areolar re-shaping is becoming increasingly popular due to its high success rates. The success rates for the correction of inverted nipples somewhat depends on the surgical technique used. This will be discussed prior to the procedure, as it can have a bearing on the ability to breast feed in the future.

In any surgical procedure, problems can occur relating to infection or delayed healing - these are more likely in people who smoke.

Bleeding is seldom a significant problem but can occur. In some people, problematic scarring (keloid or hypertrophic) resulting in thickened scars may occur.

Further surgery is sometimes required for the sub-optimal result.

Prices starts from £1500

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