Inverted nipples often occur naturally. Many women who have them choose inverted nipple correction surgery.
About Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipple surgery is the only permanent corrective procedure for the condition. You may have come across remedies ranging from nipple retraction suction cups to nipple piercing.
The surgery is considered minor. Conditions like injury or disease and takes about a half-hour to complete. Local anesthesia can be used. There are three approaches:
- Reversing the nipple through manipulation
- Lifting and reshaping the nipple and areola
- Making a small cut to release milk ducts from the nipple; a spacer may be used to ensure the nipple doesn’t revert back.
It’s also possible to preserve the milk ducts for women who intend future pregnancies and breastfeeding.