What is nipple reconstruction?
Nipple reconstruction is the final stage of breast reconstruction following mastectomy. In general, it should be performed after a period of at least 3 months following breast reconstruction. This is recommended so as the breast has taken its final shape.
Then, patients can get a tattoo in the surrounding area in order to create proper nipple-areolar complex (NAC). This can take place almost 2-3 months following nipple reconstruction.