Inverted Nipple Correction

If you are one of the millions of women who has inverted nipples, you should know that you are not alone and that this is a condition that is possible to correct. Inverted nipples are a result of short milk ducts in the breasts. These short milk ducts pull in the nipple, inverting it. Corrective surgery for this condition deals directly with the cause of the condition, rather than the symptom, which means that it prevents the condition from reoccuring after the surgery is complete. In the Toronto area, there is no better provider of inverted nipple correction surgery than the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre.

Inverted nipple correction surgery is reasonably simple cosmetic surgical procedure. This surgery is most commonly performed under local anesthesia, which means that you will be awake for the entire procedure. In some cases, when either the condition is particularly severe, or when you are receiving other cosmetic surgical procedures at the same time, the procedure may be performed under a general anesthetic.


During this procedure, Dr. Chivers will make a small incision near your nipple and cut through the shortened milk duct. Then he will use surgical stitches to ensure that the condition does not reoccur as your breasts heal from the surgery. Normally the surgery only takes a few minutes and patients are able to return home almost immediately upon completion.

Candidates for inverted nipple correction are both men and women who are generally in good health and have nipples that are inverted some or all of the time. For some individuals, nipple inversion only occurs while the nipples are not stimulated. Other experience it at all times, even during stimulation. It is necessary for Dr. Chivers to examine you and determine exactly what level of nipple inversion you are experiencing in order to provide a surgery that will correct your condition.


After your inverted nipple correction surgery, you should expect pain in your nipples from anywhere from a few days to a week. This pain will be treated by a moderate prescription painkiller. During this time you should be able to engage in non-strenuous activities. At the end of this period, you will be able to fully return to work and should be able to engage in most lightly strenuous activities.

You should be able to return to all activities roughly one month after the surgery. If you experience any problems during this period of time or have any questions, the staff of the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre is readily available to provide any assistance you need.


The first step of any inverted nipple correct surgery performed at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto is an initial consultation with Dr. Chivers. During this consultation, he will determine precisely what level of nipple inversion you have and whether you are a suitable candidate for the surgery. He will also discuss any other surgical procedures that you might be interested in. Like all patients of Dr. Chivers, you will be fully informed on all aspects of the surgery, including expected recovery, before the surgery takes place.

If you have unwanted inverted nipples, either all the time or just occasionally, and live in the Toronto area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Chivers. He will give you a thorough examination and determine how he can make your breasts look the way you want them to look.

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