Inverted nipples: Many women have inverted nipples. It is possible to correct inverted nipples with a simple surgery.

Many women have inverted nipples. In most cases it is congenital, meaning that the condition existed at birth. This issue is present when the mammary canals joining in the nipple are too short and pull it inwards. According to the case, the inverted nipple may be permanent or only when it is in rest, affecting one or both breasts. Inverted nipples may cause hygienic problems or represent a source of discomfort. It is possible to correct inverted nipples with a simple surgery.

Getting ready for an inverted nipple treatment

I will examine your breasts and give you the information about the right surgical technique for your condition.

Inverted nipple: surgery

This day surgery lasts approximately 20 minutes per nipple and is performed under local anesthetic. The nipple is delicately pulled outwards and a small incision is made at its base in order to be able to cut the short canals. We immediately place a light dressing on the nipple. We recommend using a loose bra in order to avoid pressure on the corrected nipple.

Recovery after a treatment of an inverted nipple

This surgery causes slight pain which is easily controlled with prescribed medication. Results can be observed immediately. The nipple may remain swollen for approximately two weeks. The dressing must be kept dry and intact for the first post operatory consultation five days after the surgery. It will be removed and replaced by another dressing around the nipple. You will be able to repeat this process yourself after taking a shower. Two weeks after the surgery you may stop using the dressing.

A follow up consultation is scheduled one month after the surgery to gauge your satisfaction. If your work does not require any physical activity you will be able to return the day after the surgery. The final result will be achieved one week after the surgery. The small scars around the nipple heal very fast and generally disappear within one month after the surgery.

Possible complications

  • Asymmetry: The nipple may be slightly more or less than projected in the contralateral breast.
  • Sensitivity: Some women report that their nipples become less sensitive or insensitive after surgery. If the nipple is inverted so very important reduction in the risk of sensitivity are more important after surgery. This will be indicated before surgery.
  • Recurrence: Rare. If the nipple becomes inverted it will be my pleasure to take the surgery.

FAQ

  • How much does it cost to get a correction for inverted nipples in Montreal?
    $1,400 for one side and $2,000 for both sides.
  • What is the fee for an inverted nipple treatment consultation in Montreal?
    $100 for a 45 minutes consultation.
  • Are there any financing plans available for inverted nipples treatment in Montreal?
    Yes. We can refer you to some financial institutions offering interest rates from 9,95% to 25.66% according to your credit rating, including the possibility to break down payments over a period of 6 months to 5 years. Loans are open and payable at any time. Although we do not encourage debt, we recommend this solution instead of the use of credit cards, which generally have higher interest rates.
  • Can I breastfeed after an inverted nipple treatment?
    If the nipple displays an important inversion the channels are very short and must be cut during the surgery. This action makes breastfeeding impossible. In less serious cases, it may not be necessary to cut all channels. We can advise you during the consultation.
  • When can I start physical exercise?
    You must wait 3 weeks before starting any intense physical activity. It is recommended to start with exercises progressively after the surgery.
  • How long does pain last after surgery?
    Tolerance to pain is different in every patient. Pain is usually very mild with that surgery.
  • When will I be able to drive again?
    You can drive once you stop taking the prescription drugs and when movement no longer causes any pain.
  • When will I be able to have sexual intercourse after surgery?
    You can restart sexual activity as soon as you feel comfortable. It is recommended to wait for at least two weeks to allow for the healing of the incisions and to avoid the risk of opening the wounds.
  • When will I be able to take a shower?
    Unless otherwise indicated, you will be able to take a shower after the removal of the dressings 1 week after surgery.
  • When will I be able to drive again?
    You can drive once you stop taking the prescription drugs and when movement no longer causes any pain.
  • When will I be able to have sexual intercourse after surgery?
    You can restart sexual activity as soon as you feel comfortable. It is recommended to wait for at least two weeks to allow for the healing of the incisions and to avoid the risk of opening the wounds.
  • When will I be able to take a shower?
    Unless otherwise indicated, you will be able to take a shower after the removal of the dressings 1 week after surgery.
  • When will I be able to take a bath, go to a spa or swim?
    With the physician’s authorization, immersion in water is possible three weeks after the surgery.
  • What is the recovery time for these surgeries?
    The pain usually disappear in a week. The swelling lingers more and could take up to two months to disappear.
  • What happens if I have an emergency outside office hours?
    After the surgery we will provide you with emergency numbers.
  • When will the stitches be removed?
    The sutures are melting stitches, so there is no need to have them removed. The small knots may take longer to fall. If that is the case, they will be removed in the post operatory consultation 3 weeks after the surgery.
  • When will I be able to use a bra after surgery?
    You can wear a bra right after surgery. However the nipple must be protected form any compression for the first 2 weeks.

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