At A Glance


From £1750

Expected Results:

Improved nipple size and shape

Length of Surgery:

1 hour


Local / general anaesthetic


1-2 weeks

What is Nipple surgery?

Nipple surgery, a subset of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, focuses on reshaping and enhancing the appearance of the nipples.

While some individuals seek aesthetic improvements for reasons such as symmetry and size differences, others may pursue nipple surgery as part of breast reconstruction following mastectomy or to address congenital anomalies. Nipple surgery can benefit both men and women who are concerned with the appearance of their nipples and / or areola. Nipple surgery can be a standalone procedure or part of a broader breast enhancement strategy.

Common procedures include nipple reduction, nipple augmentation, and correction of nipple inversion. Whether due to asymmetry, size, or inversion, these concerns may affect body image, confidence, and intimacy. In appropriate cases nipple surgery can  a transformative solution, alleviating psychological distress and contributing to an improved sense of self-esteem and well-being.

Common concerns leading to the need for nipple surgery include:

  • Inverted nipples
  • Large nipples
  • Misshapen areola
  • Overly protruding nipples

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

During a pre-treatment consultation for nipple surgery, Mr Abood conducts a comprehensive assessment. He discusses the patient’s concerns, aesthetic goals, and medical history. Detailed examinations of nipple size, shape, and symmetry are performed. Mr Abood discusses the most suitable procedure to address the patient’s concerns, along with the expected outcomes, and any associated risks. A personalised treatment plan is crafted, considering the patient’s unique anatomy and preferences. If nipple surgery is part of a broader breast enhancement or reconstruction, these aspects are also discussed. The consultation serves as an opportunity for the patient to find out about the available treatment options, ask questions, express concerns, and develop realistic expectations. Mr Abood also provides information about the recovery process and postoperative care. Establishing a clear understanding between patient and surgeon contributes to a successful and satisfying nipple surgery experience.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

Nipple surgery encompasses a broad range of procedures which can be applied to specific issues. For example, for nipple reduction, excess tissue is strategically removed to achieve the desired size and shape, whereas nipple augmentation may involve grafting tissue to the nipple to build it up. Correction of nipple inversion often includes releasing tethered tissues to restore a natural projection. Most nipple related surgery is readily carried out under a local anaesthetic in a relaxed out-patient environment. The surgery typically begins with local anaesthetic administration to make the nipples numb. Incisions are then strategically placed to try and minimise the amount of scarring required to achieve the desired outcome.

Nipple surgery, whether for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, aims to enhance aesthetics, correct anomalies, and boost overall self-confidence. Mr Abood performs this surgery on men and women using the most suitable approach to achieve individual goals and expectations.

Aftercare & Results

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

Following nipple surgery patients can go home shortly afterwards. The nipple will usually be protected by a supportive or padded dressing for the first week and this will stay in place until the first follow up appointment. Any sutures that are used during the procedure are usually dissolvable and therefore do not need to be removed.

It is common for patients to experience temporary swelling, bruising and alterations in sensation following any nipple surgery. These side-effects will usually gradually subside over the following weeks. The nipple is quite a delicate structure so Mr Abood will advise you about when and what type of activity you can start to re-introduce following surgery, as you begin to return to your normal routine.

Results following nipple surgery become increasingly apparent as swelling subsides, with the final outcome becoming evident after several weeks. Patients often report increased satisfaction with their new nipple size, shape, and projection. Whether for cosmetic enhancement or reconstructive purposes, nipple surgery contributes to improved self-esteem and body image. Regular follow-up appointments with Mr Abood and his team are scheduled to monitor progress, provide advice on how to optimise the final outcome and address any concerns that you may have along the way.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

All surgery, no matter how minor, carries some element of risk and potential side effects however every effort is taken to make sure your surgery is as safe as possible. This process starts at the point of patient selection. In other words, deciding whether you are suitable for surgery, and continues throughout your surgical journey and aftercare. Mr Abood is a highly trained and experienced consultant plastic surgeon and will discuss the potential risks involved and anticipated outcomes before you embark upon surgery.

Related FAQs

Am I suitable for nipple surgery?

A suitable candidate for nipple surgery is an individual with aesthetic or functional concerns about their nipples. These usually relate to issues about size, shape, asymmetry, or inversion. Candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations. During your initial consultation with Mr Abood he will be able to give you his opinion as to whether you are a good candidate for nipple surgery and what you can expect from it.

Is this safe?

Nipple surgery is generally considered a very safe procedure when performed by qualified plastic surgeons, such as Mr Abood, in accredited facilities. Careful patient assessment ensure suitability, and advancements in surgical techniques and recovery plans contribute to a low risk of complications and excellent outcomes.

Will it hurt?

Nipple surgery is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic and in a relaxed out-patient environment. While the initial injection to numb the nipple may sting a little, this only lasts for a few seconds and is to ensure that the surgery itself is painless. After your surgery is completed and the local anaesthetic has started to wear off, there may be some mild discomfort for a day or two but this is usually well controlled with simple painkillers, such as paracetamol. Adherence to postoperative care instructions helps minimise any pain associated with the procedure, contributing to a more comfortable recovery experience.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Risks and side effects of nipple surgery include temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort along with disturbance of sensation to the nipples. In rare cases, the blood supply to the nipples may become compromised which can have a negative impact upon healing. With certain types of nipple surgery, for example correction of inverted nipples, it may not be possible to breast feed afterwards. This, and other potential consequences of nipple surgery will be discussed with patients at the initial consultation phase.

Adherence to postoperative care guidelines helps to minimise potential risks, and complications are generally infrequent, especially when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon such as Mr Abood.

How much recovery time can I expect?

Recovery time after nipple surgery varies, but patients can typically resume most activities within a week. Strenuous exercises may be restricted for a few weeks as the nipple is a delicate structure and the impact of surgery could be easily disrupted if not carefully looked after in the early phase of healing. It  may take several weeks before the final cosmetic outcome is achieved and adherence to postoperative guidelines is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results.

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