An inverted nipple is when the nipple is pulled inwards in the breast instead of pointing outward. While inverted nipples are relatively common in both males and females and are often left untreated, they can cause both emotional and functional concerns, particularly for women.
The surgical correction of inverted nipples depends on the underlying problem and the degree of inversion. Both men and women can be good candidates for Inverted Nipple Correction surgery.
Typical inverted nipple surgery can be performed under local anesthesia in on-site treatment rooms. 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.