With the many different breast reconstruction options available at Cooperman Plastics, you’re bound to achieve your desired look with the procedure that will be the safest and most beneficial for you as an individual. A nipple reconstruction is the last step of your breast reconstruction process, should you choose to do so.
There is time to make your ultimate decision of whether or not to have a nipple reconstruction. This procedure can only be performed once the breast is completely healed after your reconstructive surgery, which can take at least 3-4 months. You can also take as long as you’d like with your decision, having no limit on when a nipple reconstruction can be performed after the healing process.
These are your nipple reconstruction options with Cooperman Plastics in Livingston, New Jersey:
Nipple reconstruction using tissue A nipple can be constructed using surrounding skin of the area where the nipple will be placed. Dr. Cooperman will elevate the tissue into position through a small incision, allowing him to form and shape it into a living tissue project that will resemble a normal nipple.
Nipple Tattoo There are two options when it comes to nipple surgery. Following up the reconstruction using tissue, the tattoo process can just be used to add color and create the areola. The technique involves three-dimensional shading that results in a visual and physical appearance of depth.
Instead of using tissue to rebuild a nipple, the second option is to have a nipple completely tattooed on the reconstructed breast. These are basically real tattoos that include inserting pigment into the skin through needles. Some even decide on tattooing a shape such as a star or heart, or a meaningful image instead of the usual nipple. Since the reconstructed breast does not have the same amount of sensitivity as a normal breast prior to surgery, tattooing the area usually isn’t painful.
If you don’t think you’re quite ready for a permanent nipple solution, there are easy “fake nipple” options to explore before committing. These can include things like stickers or more realistic options like removable nipples that attach like a suction cup and can be removed. These can be a great way to get the comfort back of having nipples and prepare you for a permanent nipple.
If you are in the Livingston, New Jersey area and are interested in learning more about nipple reconstruction, call the office of Dr. Cooperman today at (973) 994-2021. A free consultation can be performed in order to decide what is best for your unique body to achieve the look you desire.