The majority of women have nipples that naturally protrude. Inverted nipple surgery is a procedure suitable for women whose nipples are inverted. During puberty, inverted nipples develop as a result of short milk ducts. Inverted nipples can also occur after pregnancy. This makes many women feel self-conscious about their appearance. If one or both of your nipples became inverted post-puberty, you should schedule an appointment with your GP as you may have an underlying condition that requires treatment. Dr. Motakis performs the inverted nipple surgery to reverse the “pulled in” appearance of inverted nipples.
What Does Inverted Nipple Surgery Involve?
Dr. Motakis can perform the nipple inversion procedure while you are awake with local anesthesia. Some patients choose to undergo IV sedation or general anesthesia, and it can be combined with other breast procedures such as breast augmentation. During the relatively simple surgery, a small incision is made along the base of the nipple, freeing the milk ducts from the surrounding tissue so that they can no long pull your nipple inwards. The nipple is then restitched so that it protrudes and the problem will no re-occur.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Inverted Nipple Surgery?
Women with slightly or completely inverted nipples can benefit from the inverted nipple surgery. Dr. Motakis will examine you to ensure that the procedure is right for you. In some instances, nipple inversion can be related to breast disease or another medical condition in which case you will be advised to schedule an appointment with your GP. During the inverted nipple surgery, the milk ducts are usually cut, which means that the ability to breastfeed can’t be guaranteed after the procedure. Many women with inverted nipples are still able to breastfeed. Dr. Motakis recommends that women who specifically wish to breastfeed finish having children prior to undergoing the surgery.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether an inverted nipple surgery is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. During consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with the information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery that you need in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic procedures, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. Your peace of mind, comfort and natural results are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of inverted nipple surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.