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Topic: Nipple reconstruction

Forum: Breast Reconstruction — Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2012 04:57PM

Cyn0619 wrote:

Hi
I'm new to this forum and see there are a ton of topics on this forum. I'm not sure how to search if you r looking for something specific. I'm having my TE's switched to silicone implants next month. I had nipple sparring mastectomy on non cancer side and nipple on cancer side was too close to tumor so it was removed. I'm thinking of doing nipple reconstruction after I'm all healed from exchange. My PS says he uses incision site and tattooing. Has anyone had this done? I'm wondering how well he can match the other side. Thanks for all your input ladies ; )

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Dec 2, 2019 08:32PM Nickel103 wrote:

hi ladies, I’m about to have my nipples reconstructed friday and am now fearing the large creepy nipple. What did you guys use to cover them as they were healing/flattening? My understanding is you shouldn’t really have anything pressing on them bc they will flatten too much, but I don’t know what to do in the interim to avoid getting stares all over town. Any tips?! Also curious what kind of reconstruction your PS used and how long until they reached their final projection

Dx 1/27/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/23/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 8/30/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 3, 2019 05:39AM lala1 wrote:

I don't think the nipples will be that large. I was surprised at how normal they were even from the beginning. And they are bandaged to start so that keeps them from being noticeable. And once I took off the doctor's bandages I made my own. I went to Target and got a tube of the round make pads, not sponges, and I would fold a couple in half and cut a half moon out. Then I would place these over the nipples and tape them on. This way the nipples didn't have anything flatten them down. They had room in the holes so to speak. And you can layer how ever many pads would make it so the nipples have their space. I needed 2 but if you have larger nipples you could stack 3 or 4 or even more.

Try not to worry about them being large or creepy. I promise no one will even be able to notice. And I did mine around this time of the year so the winter clothes probably helped as well.

Mentor smooth round high profile memory gel implants 600cc (Left); Allergan 10 Moderate Profile 120cc (Right) ; Oncotype 15 Dx 11/27/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2012 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/26/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 6/25/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 1/20/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 3, 2019 07:52PM Nickel103 wrote:

Great helpful tip! Thank you

Dx 1/27/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/23/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 8/30/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Oct 22, 2020 10:45AM Knorr0711 wrote:

I know this is an old post but "cow utters" is a perfect description of what they look like! I'm a week post nipple reconstruction and fat grafting 😉

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