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Nipple reconstruction?

Old 06-26-2015, 01:45 AM
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Nipple reconstruction?

Unfortunately, during the healing from my nipple sparing bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, I lost a nipple. It lost too much blood flow and became necrotic. I needed to get chemo started so ultimately it and a small portion of skin was removed. I stil have one very nice nipple on my other reconstructed breast. I was wondering what my options might be besides, tattoo, or leaving it alone. Does anyone know where they get the skin for a fake nipple? I've heard the success rate isn't too good. My friend (one nipple left too) told me that they can split the one nipple and use it to make another nipple. Has anyone had this procedure done? M

Any and all experience and advice about alternatives to a 3-d tattoo would be welcome.

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Old 06-26-2015, 06:21 AM
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I'm sorry that happened. I wish you healing! I just wanted to say my step mom had her missing nipple tattooed on and is very happy with it. I can tell it isn't your first choice but there are good results
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:05 PM
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You might want to post this question to one of the surgeons on here. They should be able to help out tremendously.

You should read this story: http://www.washingtonian.com/article...r-in-maryland/

It's about a tattoo artist that has devoted his life to tattooing nipples on women that have had a mastectomy.

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