This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: 12 years ago, my cancer left me with a inward nipple, and a surgeon is telling me nothing can be done. I find that in today’s medical world that can’t be true. There must be someone who can fix it or make me one. Just wondering. Thank you!
Answer: The procedure to repair a retracted nipple depends on the reason the nipple is retracted. If you have had lumpectomy and radiation and the retraction developed after scar developed, then a procedure to reconstruct the breast may be the best approach. Do you happen to have a breast implant? Other causes are less involved to fix.
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