Nipple Surgery?

Breast augmentation ought to be conducted safely, using well established methods. Nipple surgery, although simple to a lay person, entails many more risks and long-term consequences than any other type of breast augmentation.

Substantial nerve connections can be severed, you may never feel anything, never be able to breast-feed… It is also very obvious that you have had the areola reconstructed, so in any sexual contact, you may instantly be questioned – not to mention the fact that although not visible from afar, the nipple is one part of your body, which really stands out, especially after breast augmentation. Do you really want to undergo surgery via the nipple?

In that case, you should address the Expert in the Field, Dr. Gregory Thomas Fisher, who has had years and years of experience, and has seen it all – bad, not so bad, and tolerable. Successful?

“I would not do a nipple surgery unless it is for some reason medically indicated,” states Dr.Fisher. “For instance, we do so following mastectomy, because the overall benefit is psychological and not merely esthetic. Even there, because the reconstructed nipple is not easily moved, nipple reconstruction is usually reserved as the final step in breast reconstruction and is critical for providing an aesthetically pleasing breast. Once disturbed, the nipple area can literally psychologically disable the woman’s well-being – even a small malformation or disparate distance or height is very perceptible to every woman and she may feel extremely uncomfortable…”

“For instance, patients with loss of the nipple and areola from cancer excision, trauma, or congenital absence continue to experience psychological distress even long after breast mound reconstruction has taken place. Studies have shown that recreation of the nipple-areola complex has a high correlation with overall patient satisfaction and acceptance of body image.”

“Obviously, completion of the breast reconstruction by creating a nipple-areola complex that matches the contralateral nipple in terms of size, shape, projection, and position adds significantly to the reconstructive result. Once the surgeon disturbs one nipple, there is no way back!”

Numerous techniques have been developed to reconstruct the nipple following mastectomy. These include intradermal tattooing, variations of local tissue flaps, skin grafts, cartilage grafts, tissue-engineered structures, and nipple-sharing techniques. The most common problem following nipple reconstruction is a decrease in projection, or nipple flattening. Thus, methods of secondary nipple reconstruction as well as restoration of nipple projection have been reported.

Therefore, DO NOT UNDERGO NIPPLE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE TO – as part of your mastectomy or other treatment. THE RISKS ARE TOO HIGH!

Contact Dr. Fisher for further consultation.

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