Inverted Nipple Correction

17.7 in every 1000 women have an inverted nipple on one or both breasts, a statistic that was compiled by the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. R. Schwager in his paper, Inversion of the Human Female Nipple, With a Simple Method of Treatment. Based on this number, almost 2% of women in Canada have nipple inversion, and men are not exempt from its development. Males and females alike may experience adverse effects on their self esteem and body image, while women may suffer from difficulties with breastfeeding as well.

Inverted nipples are created by tight breast duct tissue that has been shortened. Genetics, trauma and physiological changes to your body following pregnancy and lactation are factors that can contribute to development. The abnormality is not a risk to your health, although severe cases may increase your susceptibility to infection. However, they can decrease your satisfaction with your appearance and make you feel more self conscious, preventing you from enjoying certain activities.

The Most Effective, Permanent and Satisfying Results Can Be Achieved With Inverted Nipples Correction Surgery.

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Before and after photo of inverted nipple correction

Dr. Jerome Edelstein, head of Edelstein Cosmetic, is a well known Plastic Surgeon who has over 15 years of experience performing nipple correction surgery. He has been recognized as a "Top Cosmetic Surgeon in Toronto" by Fashion Magazine for a number of reasons, such as being:

  • Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Humber River Hospital (one of the largest Plastic Surgery Divisions in the country), a position that he was recommended for by the previous Head.
  • A panel member for the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, where he also writes case opinions.
  • A regular participant at national Plastic Surgery symposiums.
  • A lecturer of cosmetic surgery topics.

As such, you can be more confident knowing that our surgeons possess the experience and knowledge to better achieve your goals. Your surgeon will ensure that the surgical technique applied to correct your inverted nipples is suitable based on the severity of inversion (based on a scientifically developed grading system).

Overwhelmingly High Patient Satisfaction From Inverted Nipple Surgery

Female patients who had inverted nipple correction surgery experienced overwhelmingly high rates of satisfaction, with long lasting results, according to a study led by Dr. G. Stevens in 2004, An Integrated Approach to the Repair of Inverted Nipples. With surgical methods that have improved since that time, your surgery can achieve an outcome that is extremely pleasing, aesthetically and psychologically.

Call (416) 256-5614 to book your discreet medical consultation for inverted nipples surgery today.

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Nipple Reduction Surgery

We are also able to reduce the size of the nipples/areolae. During the initial nipple surgery consultation, your surgeon determines how best to treat your aesthetic concern by examining the areas of the nipple that require reduction. Depending on the patient, he may recommend a reduction in width, length or a combination of both. The goal of the procedure is to better balance the size of the areola (the darker coloured tissue in the centre of the breast) and the nipple. Accomplishing this provides a pleasing level of aesthetic symmetry that improves the overall look of the breasts.

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Inverted Nipple Correction General Information


Inverted nipple correction surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that you should decide to undergo on your own accord. It is important that you examine why you'd like to undergo this procedure and have realistic expectations of surgery. Express your goals and reasons to Dr. Edelstein during your consultation so he can have a better understanding of your expectations from surgery. That way, you'll be happier with your results.


While complications are fairly rare, you should still be aware of the potential risks of inverted nipple correction. These include hematoma, infection and the potential inability to breastfeed. You can reduce the potential of negative side effects by following your post-operative care instructions provided to you prior to your surgery.


Your medical history will be examined and your health assessed. You will find out more about the surgery and its related risks. Photos will be taken. Make sure to discuss your expectations and concerns so Dr. Edelstein can better understand what you'd like to achieve.


You'll receive instructions on how to prepare for surgery with guidelines for eating, drinking and smoking. Smokers should stop well in advance of surgery. You'll most likely need to stop taking certain medications, particularly those that may increase bleeding. You'll also find out what to do the night before and day of your surgery. You should make plans to have someone pick you up after surgery and help you the first few days of recovery, since simple tasks may be difficult to perform.

You'll also determine the location of your surgery. You may choose to undergo the procedure at the Humber River Regional Hospital or Forest Hill Institute of Cosmetic Surgery.

The Procedure

Anesthesia will be administered. It may be local or general anesthesia.

Incisions will be made in the nipple area to access tissue fibres that are responsible for the condition. These fibres are gently spread to release the nipple. To maintain protrusion, sutures are placed. A stent may be used to hold the nipple in place and help with recovery.

Following the Surgery

As the anesthesia wears off, you'll most likely feel sore following surgery. Discomfort may be alleviated with medication. If stents were placed, they will be removed in one to three days following surgery.

Returning to Normal

Swelling and bruising are typical and will most likely last several weeks. Follow the post-operative care instructions provided to you by Dr. Edelstein closely to expedite your recovery.


You'll most likely be highly satisfied with the permanent results of your surgery.

Memberships and qualifications held by Dr. Jerome Edelstein

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Dr. Jerome Edelstein is an active member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Canadian Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (ICPRAS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPSC) as well as is in good standing with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Ongoing medical education is mandated as a condition of membership to the ASAPS, ASPS and as a Fellow of the RCPSC. This means that Dr. Edelstein always remains at the forefront of the Plastic Surgery field.

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