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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Post Procedure Care

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Expert Medical Team

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

Donning Pink and Doing Good in October

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Showing Off on BRA Day

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is October 21st, and here at the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction (CNBR), this is our big day! We specialize in innovative, natural breast reconstruction, along with ResensationTM and 3D Nipple Tattooing. However, our...

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q: I have a high BMI, but no diabetes, no high cholesterol, no weight-related illnesses and I exercise six days a week and do two days of strength training. My diet is all vegetarian and mostly plant-based. Would there be a consideration for DIEP with a BMI of over 35...

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: I am thin and I already had a tummy tuck seven years ago. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in January, and I’ve had my bilateral mastectomy and wanted to know the different options of reconstruction. I’ll be going through radiation treatments in a week,...

Becoming Whole Again

Last month, ABC News visited The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction offices to film a special segment on ReSensation®. ReSensation® is an important topic for women who have undergone a mastectomy and want their new breasts to look, and especially feel, just like...

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