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Nipple reconstruction is usually a few months after the actual breast mound reconstruction. Regardless of which method of breast reconstruction is chosen, reconstruction of a nipple finalizes the look of the breast.

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A number of different techniques of nipple reconstruction can be used, depending on the size and shape of your breast, and the appearance of your other nipple. At an outpatient visit about 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, the reconstructed nipple and the area around it are tattooed to fully restore the appearance of a normal nipple and areola.

Fact Sheet

Anaesthetic
Local anaesthesia.

Duration
45 minutes

Length of stay
day case

RISKS/POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Early (1-2 days):
Frequent
Bruising

Later (after one week):
Frequent

Loss of nipple projection

RECOVERY

After return home

  • Socialising with friends next day
  • Return to work next day

PERMANENCE OF RESULTS
Permanent.