Inverted nipple repair is performed on nipples that have been inverted since birth or have become inverted due to breast feeding or trauma. They can easily be surgically corrected.
This nipple correction takes place under local anaesthesia and the surgery leaves no visible scars. Sometimes a part of the milk ducts can be lost though. So if you wish to breastfeed after a nipple correction, you should inform your doctor of this. You then have the possibility to choose for a less radical nipple correction that preserves the milk ducts.
This procedure also is performed under local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation.