35-44 year old woman treated with Nipple Surgery

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Dr. Stoker used a duct sparing technique, where the milk duct is neither cut nor closed during surgery to better allow for breast feeding in the future. The technique would also help preserve nipple sensation, which nipple surgery can sometimes damage. After her nipples were turned outward during surgery, her surgeon used dissolving stitches to keep the nipple in a normal, outward position. Then a stent was placed over her nipples to protect them and help preserve their position.

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