- 1 Can you correct misshapen and inverted nipples?
- 2 Why do I have inverted nipples?
- 3 Tell me more about inverted nipple correction surgery and nipple augmentation.
- 4 Tell me more about nipple reduction surgery.
- 5 Can I get breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift at the same time?
- 6 What can I expect during recovery?
- 7 What are the risks of nipple surgery?
Can you correct misshapen and inverted nipples?
Yes. Nipple augmentation and inverted nipple correction are surgical procedures designed to reshape the nipples, giving them a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The nipples may also be reduced in length or width (nipple reduction surgery).
Why do I have inverted nipples?
Usually, inverted nipples are related to your genetics, but they can also develop following breast surgeries (for therapeutic or aesthetic purposes). In cases of inversion, the nipples look as if they’re indented (rather than protruding above the areola) due to overly tight breast ducts. The tension of these ducts draws the nipples inward and, in severe cases, can even lead to a visible surface depression at the areola’s centre.
While inverted nipples are not a concern in and of themselves, their development should still be monitored. Some forms of cancer alter the breast ducts and can lead to duct — and ultimately nipple — retraction. If you discover nipple inversion during a self-examination, please talk to your physician in order to determine whether or not there is any cause for concern. Unusual changes (like lumps, pain, blisters or nipple discharge) should be professionally assessed by a medical doctor.
Tell me more about inverted nipple correction surgery and nipple augmentation.
Performed on an outpatient basis at our private surgical facility or Humber River Hospital, the surgery usually takes under an hour. Your surgeon carefully lifts the nipple into a more erect position making a small incision at its base, carefully dividing the ducts to allow the nipple to remain in the desired outward position. Read more about inverted nipple correction surgery.
Tell me more about nipple reduction surgery.
Performed on an outpatient basis at our private surgical facility or Humber River Hospital, the surgery usually takes under an hour. Your surgeon removes the tip of the nipple and sutures it closed or excises skin from the “neck” of the nipple before stitching it back at its base. To reduce width, your surgeon removes a pie-shaped wedge of tissue from the side of the nipple then “takes in” the nipple to reduce its circumference. More information about nipple reduction surgery
Can I get breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift at the same time?
Yes, this is very common.
What can I expect during recovery?
Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity and work after you’ve spent some time in the recovery room of the surgical facility. You may resume rigorous physical activity after two to three days
What are the risks of nipple surgery?
Despite the safety and exceptional results of nipple surgery, the procedure can lead to complications. This includes infection, making future breastfeeding problematic, or undesirable changes in nipple sensation.