• Nipple reconstruction

    Asked by Momof2 on Saturday, December 31, 2011

    Nipple reconstruction

    I heard from one person that after her breast and nipple reconstruction her nipple later flattened. She felt that she should have opted not to have that done. Does anyone have anything else to share with me either pro or con about the nipple reconstruction that comes later?

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    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi Momof2,

      I personally have not had this so I can't spread from experience. However, I recently read a blog post that was on this specific topic and thought you might like to read it:


      Hope this helps, and I'm sure you'll be hearing from others soon!


      over 6 years ago
    • Momof2's Avatar

      Karen I cannot thank you enough. What a great site. It had a link that enabled me to see other options such as temporary nipple tattoos, etc. Information of things I had never heard of. This will help me do research more to help me see what the right choice for me will be.
      Again, Thank you.

      over 6 years ago
    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi Audrey,

      Oh good! So happy I could help. =) Please keep us posted on your progress and let me know if there is anything else I can do. I'm happy to help any way possible.


      over 6 years ago
    • jamrck's Avatar

      I had nipple reconstruction and one has flattened. Can't say I'm sorry I did it. Like the whole reconstruction process, it's a very personal decision. I mostly did the nipple and aureola because I wanted to be a mentor and felt like I needed to do it to be able to talk about it. I have a good friend who chose not to do the nipple and aureola and is quite happy with her decision. I agree this is a great site and hope the info helps you with your decision. Wishing you a happy, healthy new year!

      over 6 years ago
    • annemarie's Avatar

      I had nipple reconstruction followed by tattoos and some fat injections to fill in the hollow areas on my chest. The decision about reconstruction is one that is highly personal. Some opt for no reconstruction at all. For me, I wanted to have as normal an appearance as I could which meant going through the whole process. The nipples do flatten a bit but mine were done four years ago and they are still there. An alternative is in the art of the tattoo. They can tattoo with the illusion of a nipple. Good luck with whatever you decide. Gather as much info as you can, ask plenty of questions (good call, putting your question here!) of doctors and other women. And then make the choice that feels best for you.

      over 6 years ago

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