About Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple Reconstruction in San FranciscoNipple reconstruction is a surgical procedure typically used to restore the breast to its natural appearance following mastectomy. The technique used can utilize a flap from a donor site (another body part), or a tattoo in the form of a nipple. *Individual results will vary in each patient.

Are you a candidate?

Nipple reconstruction typically appeals to:
  • Patients who have  large nipples and want to reduce the size*
  • Patients who have undergone mastectomy patients*
  • Patients whose nipple doesn’t ‘survive’ a breast surgery*

What is Inverted Nipple Reconstruction?

Inverted nipple reconstruction is a surgical correction of inverted nipples that look flat or look like a hole at the nipple site. Inverted nipples can not only cause functional problems but emotional concerns too. Correction is possible depending on the complexity of the issue.* A consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr Shahin Javaheri is the first step in this process. The intent of the consultation is to provide thorough education about the procedure, answer any questions you have and discuss your goals and expectations to help you make an informed decision. After your physical examination and discussion, Dr Javaheri will devise a surgical plan specific to your needs that will yield best results.*

Procedure

The procedure is an out patient procedure which can be combined with a breast augmentation, breast lift, or reduction. Surgical time by itself: is 30 minutes to  1 hour.* *Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for nipple reconstruction. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.