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Nipple Reconstruction


Nipple Reconstruction

Nipples are more than just physical features; they symbolize femininity, sensuality, and completion for many individuals who have undergone breast reconstruction. Nipple reconstruction at Henderson Breast Reconstruction is a vital component of the breast reconstruction journey, offering the opportunity to restore symmetry and enhance the aesthetic outcomes of your nipples. Whether you’re considering nipple reconstruction after mastectomy or seeking to refine the results of previous breast surgery, understanding the process and options available in New York City can empower you to make informed decisions about your body’s appearance and reclaim your sense of wholeness. Keep reading if you think Nipple Reconstruction is something that would benefit you. 

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What is Nipple Reconstruction?

Nipple reconstruction is a surgical procedure aimed at recreating a natural-looking nipple and areola complex following breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure is typically performed after mastectomy or other breast surgeries to restore the appearance of the breast and enhance symmetry. 

Nipple reconstruction can be a crucial step in the journey of breast cancer survivors or individuals seeking cosmetic enhancement, offering them the opportunity to achieve a more complete and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

What are the Benefits of Nipple Reconstruction?

Nipple reconstruction from our New York City practice offers an incredible opportunity to gain a sense of confidence in your appearance, and the benefits can include: 

  • Restored  sense of normalcy and completeness to the breast
  • Enhanced body image and self-esteem
  • Improves the aesthetic appearance of the breasts
  • Promotes symmetry and balance
  • Facilitates emotional healing and closure
  • Reclaims a sense of femininity and confidence
  • Achieves aesthetic goals and needs
  • Plays a significant role in holistic recovery and well-being for breast cancer survivors and those undergoing breast reconstruction surgery

Who are the Best Candidates for Nipple Reconstruction?

Nipple reconstruction offers an opportunity for the right candidates. Good candidates for this amazing procedure are: 

  • People who have undergone mastectomy or breast surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment or preventive measures.
  • One who desires to achieve a more natural-looking breast appearance following breast reconstruction surgery
  • People in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure
  • One who has completed their breast cancer treatment and achieved stable breast shape and size
  • People who are emotionally prepared for the process

What’s the first step?

​​The first step in nipple reconstruction from our Manhattan office involves a consultation with Dr. Henderson. During this consultation, he will evaluate your individual needs and goals, discuss your medical history, and explain the various options available for nipple reconstruction. Our team strives to work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan as if it were our own, and one that is tailored to achieve the desired outcomes in every possible way. 

What to Expect on the Day of Nipple Reconstruction Surgery

On the day of nipple reconstruction surgery, you will arrive at the surgical center and meet with Dr. Henderson, who will review the details of your procedure.

Dr. Henderson will then proceed with the planned technique for nipple reconstruction, which may involve using local tissue flaps, skin grafts, or nipple prostheses. The surgery typically takes a few hours, depending on the complexity of the reconstruction. After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be monitored closely as you wake up from anesthesia. Once you are stable, you may be discharged home on the same day or stay overnight for observation, depending on our team’s recommendations and your individual recovery needs.

Nipple Reconstruction Recovery

After nipple reconstruction, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the surgical sites. Depending on the complexity we may ask that you wear a supportive bra, avoid strenuous activities, and keep the surgical area clean and dry. You may also have some restrictions on arm movement to prevent strain on the surgical site. Over time, swelling and bruising will gradually subside, and you will notice the appearance of your reconstructed nipple improving.

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How much does Nipple Reconstruction cost in New York City, NY?

The cost of nipple reconstruction in New York City can vary with each of our patients. It’s essential to consult with Dr. Henderson to get more accurate pricing based on your individual needs and circumstances.


Why choose Dr. Henderson?

Dr. Henderson is the top choice in New York City for your nipple reconstruction needs. As a double board-certified surgeon by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS), Dr. Henderson brings a wealth of expertise to the table. His affiliations with prestigious organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation (ASRT), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NSPS), and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS), further attest to his commitment to excellence in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Trust Dr. Henderson for compassionate care and exceptional results.

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Let’s add what some feel the final touch to your reconstruction needs. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Henderson today to explore your options for nipple reconstruction and take the first step towards restoring your confidence with us, we can’t wait to meet you. 

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