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How do I go about getting nipple reconstruction surgery?

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Dr. Karen Vaniver
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Nipple reconstructio

Nipple areola reconstruction can be done by sharing 1/2 of a large nipple from the non-cancerous breast, grafting it to the reconstructed breast, and incising a slight scar to create an areolar border. The nipple can also be created using the skin of the reconstructed breast to create a flap, and closing it in a sombrero shape.
This is generally the last stage in breast reconstruction.

In brief: Nipple reconstructio

Nipple areola reconstruction can be done by sharing 1/2 of a large nipple from the non-cancerous breast, grafting it to the reconstructed breast, and incising a slight scar to create an areolar border. The nipple can also be created using the skin of the reconstructed breast to create a flap, and closing it in a sombrero shape.
This is generally the last stage in breast reconstruction.
Dr. Karen Vaniver
Dr. Karen Vaniver
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See a plastic surg

Nipple reconstruction is usually the final stage of breast reconstruction.
Breast reconstruction usually is multi-staged and may require many surgeries. Since there is a federal mandate for insurance companies to cover all aspects of breast cancer care - and reconstruction is deemed a necessity for cancer care... Just see your local board certified plastic surgeon for options.

In brief: See a plastic surg

Nipple reconstruction is usually the final stage of breast reconstruction.
Breast reconstruction usually is multi-staged and may require many surgeries. Since there is a federal mandate for insurance companies to cover all aspects of breast cancer care - and reconstruction is deemed a necessity for cancer care... Just see your local board certified plastic surgeon for options.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery

In brief: Plastic surgery

It should be offered as a part of the reconstruction process following a mastectomy.
If not, seek out a plastic surgeon with expertise in breast reconstruction. Your breast surgeon should be able to assist with the referral.

In brief: Plastic surgery

It should be offered as a part of the reconstruction process following a mastectomy.
If not, seek out a plastic surgeon with expertise in breast reconstruction. Your breast surgeon should be able to assist with the referral.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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