Nipple Correction

We continue our education series this week discussing the options of cosmetic breast nipple correction. We believe both nipple reduction as well as inverted nipple correction can improve your quality of life, boost your self-esteem and self-confidence and is a safe procedure that Dr. Casas has performed many times over her 20+ year career as a cosmetic plastic surgeon. Please visit our informational procedure pages on Nipple Reduction and Inverted Nipple Correction as well as the respective before and after photos and patient testimonials.

Dr. Laurie A. Casas has been recognized as one of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the field of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift in North America. We encourage you to take advantage of our expertise by setting up an appointment (847-657-6884). Dr. Casas will highlight the different options for your specific body type.


Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been highly self-conscious about my nipples. They are flat and hardly protrude at all. Is there a surgical option to correct this? And if so, how much does it cost?


While it is possible for flat nipples to be surgically altered so that they are erect, it is important to understand that this change will be long-lasting. The nipple is made erect through surgery that encourages the formation of scar tissue; once this scar tissue forms, the nipple will typically not return to a flat state.

There are multiple factors that influence the cost of this procedure. Typically, surgeons charge approximately 1000-1500 per nipple. What type of anesthesia you elect to use will also influence the overall cost of the procedure. There are many options available, including office based local anesthesia with oral sedation versus twilight anesthesia, and general anesthesia which require an anesthesiologist. If you opt for twilight or general anesthesia rather than local anesthesia, the cost of the procedure will be increased. Likewise, it is more expensive to have the surgery performed in a surgi-center or hospital. It is possible for this procedure to be done in the office in some cases. Make sure you discuss all of these factors with your surgical team prior to making a decision.

How can I get more information?

Call now for your complimentary consultation.

You may reach us at the Chicago North Shore suburbs of Glenview (847-657-6884).

Dr. Laurie A. Casas and her team will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your cosmetic and aesthetic wishes.

Author: Dr. Laurie A. Casas, – MD, FACS

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The University of Chicago Medical Center – 5841 S. Maryland Avenue – Chicago, IL 60637

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