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Topic: Nipple reconstruction

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

Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 11:25AM

StAuggie wrote:

Hey all, I'm looking for input regarding nipple reconstruction. BS was unable to spare mine.

I have expanders in, and had my first fill. So I'm assuming that I would need to do this with the exchange surgery. Anyone have pros/cons? My PS mentioned that he could do it, but at the time I was so muddled with cancer and chemo we didn't discuss it further.

I'm considering nipples with tattooing the areola, nipples with no color, no nipples, or maybe pretty tattoos to cover the scars. Thoughts?

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/9/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/29/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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