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Why do some women get chest tattoos instead of insert after mastectomy?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Personal choice

Women have options after mastectomy: immediate reconstruction, delayed reconstruction or no reconstruction.
Ideally all women should be given these options depending on the circumstance. Those who choose not to do reconstruction are making a personal choice. The great thing about breast cancer is that there are many options available. The earlier you are detected, the more choices you have.

In brief: Personal choice

Women have options after mastectomy: immediate reconstruction, delayed reconstruction or no reconstruction.
Ideally all women should be given these options depending on the circumstance. Those who choose not to do reconstruction are making a personal choice. The great thing about breast cancer is that there are many options available. The earlier you are detected, the more choices you have.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both!

Most women who have a breast operation that sacrifices the nipple not only get reconstruction of some kind, but they also get a fake nipple made.
This involves a minor skin operation, which raises up a nipple-like bump, and a tattoo.

In brief: Both!

Most women who have a breast operation that sacrifices the nipple not only get reconstruction of some kind, but they also get a fake nipple made.
This involves a minor skin operation, which raises up a nipple-like bump, and a tattoo.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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