Nipple Areola Breast Reconstruction Photo Gallery

When a woman undergoes mastectomy to treat breast cancer, often the nipple and areolar complex will be removed along with the rest of the breast. While breast reconstruction techniques will restore the breast mound, it does not recreate the nipple or areola. Nipple reconstruction is a separate procedure that uses local flaps of tissue to construct a new nipple shape. The appearance of an areola can then be tattooed onto the breast, so the entire breast aesthetic looks more natural. Individual results may vary.