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Are There Nipple Implants for Breast Reconstruction?

Are there nipple implants or cohesive gel implants (formed) that are made with a shape that could create a more normal looking breast/nipple? It would... READ MORE

I Had a Lumpectomy Five Weeks Ago and Just Noticed a Nipple Inversion on That Side. What Has Caused This?

Diagnosed with invasive mucinous ductal cancer and had surgery five weeks ago. Yesterday , I noticed a nipple inversion on that same side. My breast... READ MORE

Can Inverted Nipple After Lumpectomy Be Repaired?

Is it possible to to repair a nipple that has turned inward during a lumpectomy? READ MORE

How Can I Get Projection for Reconstructed Nipples?

Prophylacti bilateral mastectomy in 2008 with nipple reconstruction using c-v flap. They are flattened. I have tried injectable filler Radiesse...... READ MORE

After Breast Reconstruction, How Long Do Nipple Tattoos Generally Last?

Following breast reconstruction after a mastectomy using an implant, I had my reconstructed nipple tattooed. A year later, it was totally faded and is... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take for Nipple Reconstruction to be Ready for Tattooing?

2 weeks post nipple reconstruction after bi-lateral mastectomy, How long does it take to heal before tattooing can normally be done? How long does the... READ MORE

Are Reconstructed Nipples Always Hard?

When a nipple is reconstructed after mastectomy, will it always have the hard look? Ie, will they always look like they're "nippin'... READ MORE

Areola Reduction and Nipple Repositioning Possible?

I had a lumpectomy and removal of 3 lymph nodes and radiation on the left side that left me with pulled-in, nasty scars, and a nipple that faces to... READ MORE

My Silicone Gel Implant is Flat in the Nipple Area, Will That Round Out?

I am 5 days post op and this was placed after my expander that was in place post mastectomy. The scar is across the area tha is flat, so I don't... READ MORE

Had Radiation After Bilateral DIEP, Can I Get Nipples? What About Fix Symmetry?

I had a bilateral mastectomy and excellent DIEP reconstruction at the same time. Unfortunately, it was discovered due to the later pathology report... READ MORE

Mastectomy and Reconstruction Following Radiation

I had a lumpectomy and radiaiton 18 years ago and 9 years ago (first left, then right breast).1 year ago I was genetically tested and carry the BRAC1... READ MORE

How Long Should One Wait Before Having a Nipple Replacement?

After a breast reconstruction following surgically treated breast cancer, when would be the best time for a nipple replacement procedure? READ MORE

Nipple Relocation Surgery & tattoo after successful Nipple Sparing Unilateral Mastectomy Reconstruction?

I had a Nipple Sparing Uni Mastectomy with expander placement in May 2013. In Oct 2013 I had recon with implants on my mastectomy side and an... READ MORE

Accessory Nipple and Tissue Removal?

I am 17, and have an “accessory nipple“ underneath my breast. I was wondering if it would cause any complications down the road? Also, it has a bit... READ MORE

How To Achieve Nipple Projection After Alloderm Extrusion?

Should I try alloderm again or do I have any other options for projection. This is very important to me. I had left mastectomy with muscle sparing... READ MORE

How and when is Nipple Reconstruction Performed After Breast Reconstruction?

Just wondering how the nipple reconstruction procedure fits into the entire breast reconstruction process... how is it done and when? READ MORE

During Breast Reconstruction is it Normal to do the Nipples the Same Time as the Implants?

My ps does the nipples at the same time of the exchange surgery, from the expanders to the silicone implants. Is this ok? I know my surgeon has a... READ MORE

Make Up to Make Nipple?

Any type of water proof make up for nipple instead of going through with a tattoo post mastectomy? TY READ MORE

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