nipple revision
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benefit 1 of 3 : "proportionate nipples"

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Did you know that inverted nipples, which do not protrude, are included among common nipple types?

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Do you have naturally Inverted Nipples?

Inverted nipples are more common than you may think. Did you know that inverted nipples, which do not protrude, are included among common nipple types? In rare cases, nipples may change due to underlying conditions, so visiting an experienced nipple revision surgeon is an excellent way to have your questions answered and learn about options.

Dr. Tutino is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon with more than a decade of experience helping men and women restore body confidence.

Have your Nipples Inverted recently?

Nipples can be inverted in both men and women, and you may have only one side show a flat or tucked-in nipple. The condition is also referred to as retracted nipples. While congenitally inverted nipples (which have always appeared the same) are not usually associated with medical problems, developing inverted nipples later in life may be concerning.

Dr. Tutino will ask you questions about your health, family health history, and other potential symptoms. He will examine you and let you know if you should pursue any additional assessment. 


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What causes Nipple Inversion?

Congenitally inverted nipples relate to adhesions under the nipples binding them tightly to underlying tissue. It is estimated that 10 to 20 percent of women naturally have this nipple type. Direct stimulation or cold temperatures may change their shape and cause them to protrude temporarily. The condition does not necessarily prevent breastfeeding, and there is no medical need to change them, but many people wish to correct inverted nipples for aesthetic reasons.  The most common factors for inverted nipples are:


Ageing
Nipples can retract as women enter their 30s. On average, 30 is the age when most women observe some changes in their breasts. As they near menopause, breast changes like milk duct retraction may cause the nipples to appear flattered or more inverted. 


Breastfeeding
Nipple inversion may occur after breastfeeding. Due to scarring or other injuries of the nipples, you may notice your nipples lie flat or point inward.  

Naturally Retracted Nipples
Some men and women are born with flat or inverted nipples. If your nipples pointed inward while you were a child and through puberty, the nipple base or milk ducts probably didn’t fully develop. 

FAQ - top Nipple Revision questions

Does the areola complex have a regular size or not?

There are different areola sizes. Usually, plastic surgeons set the areola size to around 38-48mm. Dr. Tutino is a certified plastic surgeon and has more than 12000 surgeries under his belt. He takes into account the patient’s preference as well as aesthetics before making this decision. 

What factor decides the size of the nipple/areola complex during a nipple reduction or breast reduction surgery?

As discussed, the usual areola diameter that most surgeons suggest is between 38mm-48mm. This size usually matches the overall breast mound. But if Dr. Tutino finds out that the area is already smaller than 48mm, he saves the entire areola area. If the areola is larger than the preferred size, he generally trims away the excess area. But he always takes aesthetics and patient’s preferences into account. 

Is the size of the nipple changed during breast surgery? 

During breast surgery, the size and shape of the nipple usually stay the same. But that is not always the case. Depending on what you want and what is aesthetically pleasing, Dr. Tutino might suggest a change. 

How is an areola reduction made?

Dr. Tutino starts by drawing a circle around the areola with the nipple as the center. Once that is done, he makes an incision on this circular line. Dr. Tutino then removes all the areola tissues outside the line to place the new areola there.

How is a nipple revision done?

Thanks to technology, there are various techniques that Dr. Tutino uses for nipple revision surgery. The technique that he chooses usually depends on the length and the diameters of the nipples. Dr. Tutino usually removes a portion of the nipple skin while ensuring that the milk ducts and nerves are intact. 

Can the Areola stretch after breast surgery? How can Dr. Tutino fix that?

Widening the scar is a possibility with any surgery, and the same is true for nipple revision. Usually, Dr. Tutino performs the surgery so that the periareolar scars blend in with the natural contrast of the breast and areola colours. A revision can be performed if there is a widening or stretching of the scar. Dr. Tutino will discuss all of this with you during the initial consultation. If necessary, he will call you for follow-up visits to minutely examine the scars and suggest what to do about them. If he finds it necessary, he could even place a permanent “purse-string” stitch around the areola, which keeps the breast skin from around the areola from stretching. But this is rarely needed.

Does the patient have any input into the size and placement of the nipple/areola complex?

Yes, Dr. Tutino ensures that he is available for the patient in every consultation and follow-up visit. He also considers the patient’s preferences and aesthetics when deciding the size and placement of the nipple or the areola.

What causes a stretched or widened nipple/ areola complex? 

Multiple factors might affect the widening of the nipple/areola complex. It could be due to genetics, the weight of the breast, elasticity of the skin, age, and more.

Is it better to place the nipple/areola complex facing forward or a little to the side?

Generally, Dr. Tutino places the nipple/areola complex in a forward-facing position. But he makes sure that it is also centered on the breast mound and conforms to the breast shape.

Does your nipple/areola complex always lose colour after surgery?

Different people react to the surgery in different ways. Mostly, the colour of the nipple/areola complex remains the same, but in some cases, lightening or darkening of the pigments has been observed.

How common is loss of sensation after nipple revision surgery?

Most women are completely numb right after the surgery. Some are partially numb. But in most cases, the sensations come back after a little while. Dr. Tutino will thoroughly examine you after the surgery and recommend what’s best. If you don’t have any sensation after the surgery, you can discuss it with Dr. Tutino during the follow-ups. Unlike most plastic surgeons who are only present for the surgery, and all the consultations and follow-ups are performed by Dr. Tutino; and he is always present for every one of your appointments.

How common is nipple hypersensitivity after surgery?

Nipple hypersensitivity is not as common as numbness. But it does sometimes happen. Usually, it is resolved over time. If you are feeling it, make sure that you keep your nipples/areolas moisturized and protected. Dr. Tutino will take you through the entire process during your follow-up visits. He will also give you advice on how to desensitize the area.

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino has helped over 12,000 patients thus far. Today, he completes roughly 300 breast surgery cases per year. By his admission, Dr. Tutino is “in the prime of his career.” He not only performs the most leading-edge plastic surgery techniques, but he teaches other surgeons as well. 

Dr. Tutino will meet with you to listen to your concerns, examine you, and recommend a plan to help you reach your body goals.
 
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benefit 2 of 3 "improved aesthetic balance"

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Many people are surprised to learn that nipples can be everted through a straightforward procedure in most cases.

learn about nipple revision at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery centre in oakville & mississauga

DDr. Tutino performs over 300 plastic surgeries in a year, and he has diverse experience reshaping and enhancing characteristics of breasts and nipples that make his patients self-conscious. Many people are surprised to learn that nipples can be everted through a straightforward procedure in most cases. The process is quick and recovery time is minimal. Dr. Tutino will be pleased to speak with you about the ideal solution.  


What is Nipple Revision, and Why is it done?

Nipple revision simply means correcting, reconstructing, or revising the shape and size of nipples using cosmetic surgery. There may be different essential goals regarding nipple revision. Here are some common goals that Dr. Tutino will strive for with every nipple revision surgery. 

Goals of Nipple Revision Surgery

When Dr. Tutino performs a nipple reduction or a nipple correction surgery, he has the following things in mind:

  • To make the nipples protrude proportionately in case of flat or inverted nipples
  • To readjust the height and shape of nipples in a meticulous manner
  • To surgically improve any conditions or injuries like runner’s nipples that are caused by chafing
  • To fulfill any special or unique requirements desired by the patient
  • To restore the balance between your breasts and nipples for an aesthetically pleasing appearance
  • To ensure even small changes lead to improved confidence
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reverse chafing damage

What are Runner’s Nipples?

Women or men who jog or run regularly may develop the “runner’s nipples” condition. When you run, your nipples are in constant contact with your clothes. And because of the continuous friction, there is a risk of chafing. Chafing is a common skin injury that usually appears in sensitive areas of your body, such as the groin, underarms, and nipples. Although several body parts stay in contact with clothing, those body parts are not as sensitive as your nipples. Runner’s nipples are more of an injury than a condition or disease.

Though the problem may begin as a minor irritation, left untreated, it can be incredibly uncomfortable. Dr. Tutino can help you find solutions and relief. 

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino has helped over 12,000 patients thus far. Today, he completes roughly 300 breast surgery cases per year. By his admission, Dr. Tutino is “in the prime of his career.” He not only performs the most leading-edge plastic surgery techniques, but he teaches other surgeons as well.
 
Dr. Tutino will be pleased to meet you, discuss your aesthetic goals, and help you feel confident about your body.
 
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benefit 3 of 3 "natural looking breasts"

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Pre-Surgery Consultation

Making any changes to your body through plastic surgery requires significant thought and planning. You may feel nervous or have unanswered questions about your pre-planning, the procedure, and what to expect during recovery.

Dr. Tutino takes care to spend ample time discussing your unique situation, goals, concerns, and special considerations. During the pre-surgery consultation and after your nipple revision surgery, Dr. Tutino will be personally available to you for guidance and peace of mind. 


The Procedure

Dr. Tutino will begin the procedure by making tiny incisions around or on the nipples. The incision spot will depend on the specific case.

The most common technique that Dr. Tutino uses is called the release and secure technique. For this method, the flat or inverted nipples are stretched out with the help of surgical tools. This part is called the “release” because the nipple is released from strong bands of constriction at the base. Once the nipples are positioned optimally, Dr. Tutino will secure them with the help of strong, precise sutures. 

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The high success rate of the procedure

With over 300 successful surgeries completed yearly, Dr. Tutino prepares patients with realistic expectations to be satisfied with their results. Nipple correction surgery has a remarkably high success rate because it leaves barely visible scars or marks behind. He makes all the incisions discrete and hidden well in natural creases of the body when possible. Inverted nipple correction is one of the most common nipple surgeries that plastic surgeons perform.  

Post-Surgery Care and Visits

Once you’ve completely healed after the procedure, any sign of surgery will be virtually invisible to others. During your post-operative visits with Dr. Tutino, he’ll ensure you are healing well and provide advice for maintaining long-term satisfaction. Certain activities, sports or types of clothing may need to be avoided for a short time while you heal.

Get Your Nipple Revision Done Along with Other Breast Correction Surgeries

Some people visit Dr. Tutino for multiple areas of concern and are delighted to find that one surgery booking may allow for more than one enhancement. Combining breast augmentation with nipple revision is not uncommon. Ask Dr. Tutino if your nipple correction could be part of a more dramatic makeover.  

Breast Reduction and Nipple Revision

If you have larger breasts, your nipples and areolas may also appear disproportionately large. Thankfully, when you undergo breast reduction surgery, the balance between the areola position and the breast mound is maintained through careful measurement and placement. Dr. Tutino will discuss an areola or nipple revision together with your breast reduction surgery. 

Nipple Eversion with Breast Lift 

When sagging breasts are lifted through mastopexy surgery, removing excess breast skin also necessitates repositioning or resizing of areolas. The areola and nipple complex will be carefully measured, and ideal proportion and balance will be restored during your breast lift.   

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Dr. Tutino will perform your Breast Revision surgery in his state-of-the-art surgical centre located in Oakville.

Schedule your surgery consultation with Dr. Tutino and take a confident step toward restoring body confidence.

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transformative surgery
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boutique — one-on-one
state-of-the-art surgery facility

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improved aestehtic balance

benefit two
restored or ehanced cleavage
renewed skin
a new you!

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restored or ehanced cleavage
renewed skin
a new you!

fuller lifted breast contours
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natural looking breasts

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