Nipple Areola Tattoo. The finishing touch to breast reconstruction is having your nipple areola tattooed. This is usually done in your plastic surgeon’s office.
Breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Learn more about options and resources if you decide not to have breast reconstruction surgery.
Nipple Areola Reconstruction. Creating the nipple areola is the final component to making your breast reconstruction complete. There have been numerous approaches to nipple reconstruction over the last 30 years, and with several options available, surgeons can utilize whichever method is most suitable for their patients.
After implant reconstruction or autologous reconstruction, you can decide if you’d like to have your nipple reconstructed, too. Some women do …
Some women who have breast reconstruction want their new breast to include a nipple and areola. Learn more about this element of reconstruction.
The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts. The milk can flow through the nipple passively or it can be ejected by smooth muscle contractions that occur along the ductal system.
A DIEP flap is a type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), as well as the skin and fat connected to them, are removed from the lower abdomen and transferred to the chest to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy without the sacrifice of any of the abdominal muscles.
Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction: Peggy’s Story Peggy, 54, talks about the shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer and her struggle to accept her new body after a double mastectomy with implant reconstruction.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift) Mastopexy or breast uplift is usually performed to improve the shape of the breast.