Inverted Nipple Correction Sydney

About the treatment

Inverted nipples are a common condition and can cause both functional and cosmetic concerns to the patient. As a common condition in both men and women, inverted nipples, which indent more than they protrude, can result in feelings such as emotional distress, embarrassment and even intimacy issues. Inverted nipple correction serves to rectify this condition, helping to mend and refine the shape of the nipples and ultimately restore your confidence.

Inverted nipple surgery can help repair nipples that are inverted, shy, extended or enlarged for a smoother and more aesthetically pleasing chest area. While this condition may not necessarily pose medical concerns, it can significantly impact your emotional wellbeing.

Expert Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steven Liew and his dedicated team at Shape Clinic strive to restore your self-esteem by refining the chest area for a balanced and more attractive profile while maintaining sensation and functionality in the area.


Inverted nipples are irregular shapes where the nipples point inwards instead of projecting outwards. The condition can affect one or both nipples and may be present at birth (congenital inversion) or develop over time (acquired inversion). Inflammation of the breast tissue causes the base of the nipple to get squeezed (this limits stretch and movement in the area).

For women, the condition may arise during breastfeeding due to blocked or clogged milk ducts. An abscess may also cause inverted nipples under the areola or an infection within the breast tissue.

While inverted nipples are not typically considered a health hazard, the condition can diminish a patient’s self-confidence, impact their intimate relationships, and in some cases, reduce their quality of life. Fortunately, surgical treatment can correct the issue, allowing the nipples to project outwards and naturally complement the breast shape.



Nipple inversion correction, also referred to as nipple enhancement or inversion repair, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the breasts by increasing the projection of the nipples.

  • Correct nipples that appear flat or point inwards to achieve a natural, more symmetrical look.
  • Redefine the nipples to fit in harmony with the breasts and complement the overall profile of the chest.
  • Mend and refine the shape of the nipples and ultimately restore your confidence.

What to expect from surgery for Nipple Correction

The procedure may vary slightly for each patient and will draw on an individualised treatment plan created by Dr Liew, based on your condition, concerns and expectations. Shape Clinic understands the personal nature of this issue and strives to make you feel comfortable through all parts of the process, from consultation to aftercare.

The Procedure Overview:

  • Procedure time: 30 mins
  • Downtime required: 1 day
  • Results duration: Long-lasting*
  • Pair this treatment with: Any form of breast procedures

*Individual results may vary.

Who is a suitable candidate?

The severity of their condition usually determines candidates for nipple surgery. Physicians often draw on a three-point scale to discern whether surgical treatment is necessary and resolve the issue.

Grade 1: As the least severe type of inversion, patients with this stage often have “shy” nipples. At this level, nipples are usually inverted positions but will protrude outwards under stimulation or when exposed to cold temperatures.

Grade 2: At this moderate inversion level, the nipples remain inverted almost always. Generally, the nipples protrude outward under stimulation or suction at this stage. However, this is usually a temporary result. Some patients at this level consider a correction.

Grade 3: Considered the most severe level of inversion. Nipples at this stage are highly constricted from the surrounding breast tissue. This prevents the nipple from projecting even with strong suction or stimulation. Surgical treatment may be strongly recommended for correction in this case.

Pair this treatment with Breast Surgery

Driven by Dr Liew’s advanced techniques and pure artistry, Shape Clinic adopts a holistic approach to beauty. Dr Liew may suggest that you combine nipple correction with other types of breast surgery to achieve a more comprehensive treatment of the breasts.

Depending on the current condition of your breasts and your ideal aesthetic goals, you may also be a candidate for breast reduction, augmentation or lift.

In your consultation, Dr Liew will assess your suitability and work with you to design a tailored treatment plan to help you attain your desired figure.

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