Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple Reconstruction

During a nipple reconstruction procedure the nipple may be reconstructed from the surrounding skin at the site desired for nipple placement. The surgeon makes small incisions and then elevates the tissue into position, forming and shaping it into a living tissue projection that mimics the natural nipple. Older techniques, which used donor tissue from the genital region or elsewhere, have become less favoured over time. The new nipple can then be tattooed to add colour and the areola around the nipple is created. Three-dimensional colour shading of a fleshy nipple tends to produce a result with both visual and physical depth.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Duration of operation: 30 minutes – 1 hour
Anaesthetic: General or Local Anaesthetic
Hospital stay: If general anaesthetic was used, then the patient must wait a few hours for it to wear off.
Driving: 1 week
Back to work: 1 week
Exercise: 2 weeks .
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