Some women are bothered by nipples that do not project at all or only occasionally. These are referred to as inverted nipples. This is a very normal variant in breasts, and is due to some tiny ligamentous bands that pull on the nipple and keep them from emerging.
The treatment of inverted nipples requires no incisions and no suturing. It simply involves releasing these bands for the small needle and can also be done in conjunction with fat grafting if necessary. This procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia or it is usually done in conjunction with the larger operation like a breast augmentation with implants. The success rate of nipple inversion correction is quite high on the order of 98 to 99% and patients are usually extremely satisfied with the results.