Nipple areolar reconstruction

Nipple areolar reconstruction

Nipple Areolar reconstruction is considered the final step in breast reconstruction. It’s usually performed 3-6 months after the final breast reconstruction surgery including any symmetry procedures or touch-up surgeries. The Nipple is made from the skin on the reconstructed breast and the areola is tattooed later in the clinic. Since the skin used in nipple reconstruction does not carry any sensation, the reconstructed nipple will not have any sensation. Nor will it function as a natural nipple in providing milk. The reconstructed nipple, no matter what technique is used, tends to lose projection over time. (See Nipple Areolar recon photos)