Background to the procedure
It is difficult to determine how many women have at least one inverted nipple, as this condition is not diagnosed; however, current estimates run between 2% and 10%. The inversion can involve one or both nipples and there is no one factor that causes inverted nipples. Possible causes include trauma to the breast, an abscess on the breast, mastitis (an infection of breast tissue) or cancer.
This minor surgical procedure is generally performed under local anesthetic as a day patient with a relatively short recovery period. The procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes. Surgery can allow the patient to regain nipple appearance, and restore temperature and touch sensitivity. The procedure itself has minimal discomfort and is normally a safe, easy and quick operation. You’ll only spend a day at the clinic.