Procedures: Nipple and Skin Sparing Mastectomy

Patients who are candidates for this surgery preserve their breast skin – including the nipple and areola.

Procedure Details

Our practice works alongside breast surgeons who have expertise in nipple, skin, and nerve sparing techniques. Traditional mastectomy incisions are not always necessary. Scars can be hidden in a natural crease of the breast producing a more aesthetic result. Patients who are candidates for this surgery can preserve their breast skin and/or the nipple and areola complex. Ultimately, it is a choice between the patient and their breast surgeon if they are candidates for this surgery.

Reconstruction:

Advances in microsurgery and breast surgery allow us to perform mastectomy with hidden scars as in a breast lift or augmentation, without leaving scars on the breast skin. Patients who are candidates for this surgery preserve their breast skin – including the nipple and areola. Ultimately, it is a choice between the patient and their breast surgeon if they are candidates for this surgery.

This technique begins with an incision under the arm, under the breast fold, around the nipple or down the bottom of the breast below the bra line. Reconstruction involves using a one of the perforator flap techniques (DIEP or GAP), with the relocated tissue filling in and shaping the breast.

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Want More Information? Read “Ask the Doctor” Blog Series Below:

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Question:  I have had reconstruction after being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a double mastectomy. I have implants but did not finish with my reconstruction and one side looks deformed. Was wondering if the implants could be taken out and reconstruction...

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Question: Dr. Kline,   I just watched the video on the gap surgery.  If a person had this, would the tummy tuck be involved?  I know it involves the buttocks, but does it extend to the stomach? I know I have enough tissue on my front, but it appears that the gap...

How can I avoid paying large out-of-network fees for breast reconstruction?

Without help from your insurance plan, having surgery can be expensive! Luckily, it’s possible to find qualified plastic surgeons to perform natural breast reconstruction without having to pay out-of-network fees.   Paying in-network fees for reconstruction...

Does insurance pay for breast reconstruction after mastectomy?

There are many factors to consider before having breast reconstruction, including cost and payment after surgery. Well, did you know that there are safeguards in place that allow you to have this procedure covered by your insurance? A central reason that insurance...

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Question: While having Diep Flap Surgery, as the Surgeon is already working inside your abdomen, can he tighten the abdominal muscles at that time? Answer: Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible to “tighten the muscles” of the tummy wall at the time of DIEP...