We offer a non-surgical alternative for inverted nipple correction. We use a specialist piercing technique to act as a brace to encourage the body to lengthen the retracted tissue. To better explain this, let’s take a look at the causes:

An inverted nipple is a condition in which the nipple is pulled inward into the breast instead of pointing outward. This condition can also be called nipple inversion or nipple retraction. Nipple retraction can be a congenital (present at birth) condition as a normal variant in some women. In other cases, it may arise as a result of disease or trauma. Any condition that causes inflammation or scarring of the tissues behind the nipple may cause the nipple to pull inward.
If your nipple inversion is non-congenital (ie. if your nipples have recently changed shape along with any signs of breast inflammation or soreness), we urge you to seek medical advice before considering this procedure, as it could be signs of an illness.

For most women considering this procedure, it is a congenital condition that became apparent at puberty during the growth of breast tissue. While the surrounding breast tissue grew normally, the nipple tissue had stunted grow and remained the same length which lead to the nipple appearing retracted.

Other Surgery options for this procedure can have some very risky side effects; complete de-sensitisation of the nipple and the inability to breast-feed. This is because most inverted nipple correction surgery involves severing the nipple tissue to ‘release’ it. Our non-surgical method is far safer, with (almost) no risk of de-sensitisation and you will still have the option of breast feeding after the procedure is complete.

Procedure

 

The results are a two-stage process:
Once the bars are in place at your appointment, you will see instant results as they hold your nipple in the outward position. For most of my clients, seeing this is incredibly emotional as they have never seen their nipples before.

The bar ‘braces’ are kept in place for 12 months to allow your body to grow the extra tissue needed, then, when they are removed, your nipple will retain it’s perkiness without the assistance of the brace.

These are not normal decorative nipple piercings and will not heal like normal nipple piercings, which is why they MUST be removed at 12 months.

Think of this procedure like dental braces; you only keep the braces on your teeth for 18 months (on average). When they are removed, your teeth stay in place because your body has adapted. Also, just like dental braces require extra cleaning for the duration of the treatment, your nipple bar-brace piercings will need extra cleaning. Standard cleaning with salt water twice a day for 2 weeks (as described in detail on our aftercare sheets here), then once a day everyday until your bars are removed at 12 months.

If sensitivity is an issue you can purchase anaesthetic cream here.

You are welcome to bring someone with you to the appointment and they are allowed into the treatment room with you. The procedure will be carried out by a female member of staff (details here).