I never investigated surgery because when I was younger there was no internet to make that process easy and anonymous, and also I was under the impression the correction surgery would impair my ability to breast feed, and also it might leave the nipple with no sensation.
The other crazy think is in my first marriage, I never really talked about it with my spouse. We just didn't go there.
After my divorce, I found myself at 50 very unwilling to bare myself to a new man, so I bit the bullet and started looking online. I made a few appointments in the LA area, but once I walked in to see Dr. Grant Stevens' at the Marina Plastic Surgery office and met with him, I cancelled every other appointment. Not only did he graduate from Washington University medical school (at the top), he practically invented nipple correction surgery, lectures on the topic, and writes papers about it. He also addressed my self-consciousness head on in a way that literally made it dissipate on the spot.
A month later I was scheduled for surgery. Can you believe I waited all those years for a procedure that took twenty minutes!?! The results have left me feeling like a different person. It's not like I was on 1 on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm on a completely different scale.
If an inverted nipple doesn't bother you, good for you. If it does, look no further than Dr. Stevens.