Nipple reconstruction is a third-stage option in the breast reconstruction process for both implant-based reconstruction and autologous reconstruction.

Options for Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple reconstruction is usually part of the final breast shaping surgery that is performed after the breast reconstruction is completed. Some patients choose to have nipple reconstruction performed separately, under local anesthesia. Nipple reconstruction options generally center on the type of reconstruction and aesthetic goals of the patient.

  • Nipple Reconstruction Options:  Your post-mastectomy surgeon will help you decide which option is best for your specific situation. Often the skin used to create the nipple can be from the reconstructed breast. The final stage, which includes the tattoo of an areola (colored part around the nipple), helps conceal any scars and restores breast to attractive contour. 

If you are considering your breast reconstruction options and want accurate, unbiased information about nipple reconstruction or any other procedure, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, at (720) 457-4461.