Women with inverted nipples may have functional difficulties with breastfeeding and their erogenous sensitivity is altered.

When a unilateral progressive inversion of a nipple occurs, a breast study should be performed and any underlying malignant abnormalities that may cause it must be ruled out.

Correcting inverted nipples can normalize the appearance of the nipple and create an improvement in the projection and aesthetic shape of the nipple. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and the procedure takes about an hour. After surgery, a waterproof bandage and nipple shield are placed.