Everyone seems to be so confused about inverted nipples.. seems like no one knows that they exist.. Well unforunately I have them and although they don't bother my bf, they do bother me. Just wanted to know if getting a surgery would be safe? Thanks
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Well, no surgery is 100% safe - all operations carry risks such as infection, excessive bleeding, or bad reactions to anaesthesia. And surgery to "correct" inverted nipples can risk preventing you from breastfeeding in the future.
An alternative you could try is a suction device called a "Niplette", but if it works this will cause your nipples to be permanently erect.
Or you could accept your nipples as they are - inverted nipples are pretty common, occurring in around 1 out of every 20 women. Like belly buttons being "innies" or "outies", they're one of the very normal and common body variations, and are not bad, dangerous or unattractive in any way.
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