Inverted nipples can cause both emotional concerns and functional problems for many women. An inverted nipple can look flat or slit like depression. There are different degrees of nipple inversion and correction of inverted nipples depends on the problem.
Typical inverted nipple surgery can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. The surgery generally consists of a small incision at the base of the nipple while the nipple is in a projected state. A gentle spreading of the contracted fibres is performed within the nipple and special sutures are then placed inside the nipples. Most of the sutures are dissolving and require no post operative removal.