Inversion of the nipple is caused by a short milk duct system running from the chest wall to the nipple. The repair can restore the nipple to a beautiful and natural, projecting appearance.
Inverted nipple repair takes half an hour or more, depending on the technique used and the anatomy of the patient. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and considered as an outpatient procedure. Most patients are able to return home within a few hours of the surgery.
Most often, swelling is mild to moderate, peaks two or three days after the procedure, and then disappears rapidly over the following three weeks. You will probably be able to return to work within the 24 to 48 hours, unless your work involves strenuous activity.