The Art of Nipple Reconstruction
By: Brandy (Korman) Haslam
How is nipple reconstruction performed after a mastectomy?
If you're like me, you're really curious to know how your surgeon reconstructs your nipple after your breast reconstruction surgery. Although there are many different ways to do the procedure, the bow-tie method, which gets its name from the bow-tie shaped incision, is the method used by PRMA surgeons. This procedure can be done during your revision stage in the operating room, or as a separate procedure in the office. The nipple and areola are later tattooed to match your original color by the nurse during an in-office procedure.
Sit back, relax and watch Dr. Ledoux as he performs a nipple reconstruction procedure, live!