Is it common to leave aerolas but not nipples during prophylactic BMX? Can it be done?
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Breast Reconstruction - Areola-Sparing Mastectomy
Areola sparing mastectomy
In the US, a breast surgeon or general surgeon confident in mastectomy procedures performs the procedure in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. This may not be the case in Switzerland and totally the norm. I recommend that you address your concerns with your surgeon and ask about his complication rates if that would to alleviate some of your concerns.
Skin Sparing Mastectomy
Previous radiation to the chest will be of concern to wound healing and the quality of skin for the method of breast reconstruction. All this plan should be coordinated with the oncologist and the radiation therapist, with input for future need of both specialties.
Oncologic surgeon to do the mastectomy, plastic surgeon input into the design of the scar, plastic surgeon to do the immediate breast reconstruction.