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Do I need nipple repositioning surgery?

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Do I need nipple repositioning surgery?

Do I need nipple repositioning surgery?

There are a few reasons that someone might ask the question, ‘Do I need nipple repositioning surgery?’ The answer really depends on your personal circumstances and your self-image perception. Whilst some people might not be too concerned with slight differences in this area, to others it can cause a real dip in body confidence.

Your dissatisfaction with your nipple position might be related to a condition since birth. It could also be due to hormonal changes or medical procedures.

Whatever your concerns, rest assured there are options available to correct the issue. Perhaps you feel that your nipples are asymmetrical, they may be different shapes, sizes or sit too low for your liking. All of these matters can be dealt with through nipple repositioning surgery.

Nipple repositioning surgery

Whenever anyone is considering nipple repositioning surgery it is important to understand what to expect in the way of results. Whilst it is not a particularly complex procedure you will still be undergoing surgery, you will have some scarring and there will be a recovery period to factor into your lifestyle.

Nipple repositioning surgery is suitable for anyone who feels that their nipples are not as symmetrical as they would like. They may be too widely set for your particular liking; this too can be corrected through nipple repositioning surgery. It is often women with larger breasts who feel the need to have nipple repositioning procedures, as the nipples can begin to point downwards or appear too low. This is invariably due to the ageing process – the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag as we grow older. Women who choose a breast lift, nipple lift or reduction will have the nipple repositioning surgery included in their procedure, but it is also available to anyone who feels that the appearance or placement of their nipples is not as they would like it to be.

Nipple repositioning surgery cost

As with any type of surgery costs will vary depending upon what is required. Your surgeon will explain the procedures available to you and discuss relevant charges. Depending on where you choose to have your procedure, and what is involved in your individual case, you can expect to pay around £2650 for nipple reduction and £4995 with a breast augmentation with Enhance Medical Group. This may seem like a wide margin, but in some cases the procedure can involve more than you might expect, so it’s always important to make sure you understand what your particular procedure will involve. At Enhance we will not go ahead with any procedure until you are fully informed and feel completely at ease.


  • Why do people have nipple repositioning surgery?

    Nipple repositioning is included as part of a breast lift or breast reduction, but in some cases, women choose this procedure if they have lost a significant amount of weight and the skin has stretched. Maybe the area has begun to sag due to age or you just want a more symmetrical appearance.

  • What is the recovery time for nipple repositioning surgery?

    If this procedure is part of a breast lift or augmentation, then the recovery time will need to factor this in. If it is purely a nipple repositioning procedure then 7-10 days should be sufficient to heal For a more complex procedure you can expect it to take up to 6-8 weeks to heal fully. There will be some scarring, but due to the area where the incision is made it should fade with time.

  • Will I lose feeling after nipple repositioning surgery?

    In the majority of cases any loss of sensation is purely temporary and full feeling should return in this area after 6-8 weeks. There are instances, however when you could lose feeling in this area. Please check our patient information for further details.