Causes of inverted nipples
The Nipple inversion can be a cause of discomfort for some women. In some cases, the nipples of a woman can be reversed in a permanent way, while in others depends on temperature and other factors. If the nipple of a woman becomes inverted, having been previously normal, it is important that investigations are conducted to ensure that there is not a serious underlying cause. In most cases, the cause is the shortening of the tubes (ducts) that carry milk from the breast to the nipple.
In milder degrees of inverted nipple, the simplest cure is a special suction cup a Nipplette, which is worn for weeks or months at a stretch the milk ducts. If this does not work, or in the higher grades, the nipples can be corrected surgically. There are a number of techniques, but Dr. Grassetti uses a virtually without scars method that can be performed under local anesthesia as day surgery (about 30 minutes) procedure. Potential risks include loss of nipple sensation, usually reversible, and the inability to breastfeed.