Reconstructing the nipple after breast surgery

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Reconstructing the nipple after breast surgery

As many women who have undergone breast augmentation surgeries of any kind can attest, nipple reconstruction is often necessary to make the breast look as natural as possible. Patients who undergo mastectomy procedures will be most likely to pursue this options, as a mastectomy removes the entire breast and the natural nipple as well.

Nipple reconstruction surgeries will generally be performed after the breast has healed from the initial reconstruction — after about three to four months. However, women have plenty of time to decide whether nipple reconstruction is right for them. In these surgical procedures, a doctor will build up tissue to mimic the natural look of a nipple. Doctors can also use tattooing technology to colorize the new nipple in order to make it look even more natural.

Nipple reconstruction after breast surgery is one way cancer survivors can regain a sense of normalcy and a return to a healthy and whole mindset. The expert surgeons at Bergman Plastic Surgery in Des Moines feel that any procedure which helps women feel more confident and self-assured is valuable. To speak to our team about our services, call (515) 222-1111 today.