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Registered: ‎16-05-2014

Re: 3D tattoo or nipple flap reconstruction?

Sorry. Just re read your post and realised you will have already had it done. Hope it went well with which ever option you chose x
Member
Posts: 113
Registered: ‎16-05-2014

Re: 3D tattoo or nipple flap reconstruction?

Hi Mysterymouse

I had my mastectomy in 2003 and was offered a nipple reconstruction decided agains it. I was given an amazing prosthetic nipple (even got it pierced) but I hardly wore it. In the end I chose to have a tattoo but not a nipple design. I went for a gorgeous flower and you can't see the circular scar or dartboard as I referred to it. You can't even tell i have no nipple. All you see is a beautiful flower.

It took me 5 years but with hindsight I realised I should have done it a good few years earlier as it made me feel differently about my reconstruction.

Only you can decide what's right for your body. Take your time to decide. I hope my experience helps x
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Posts: 246
Registered: ‎25-06-2014

Re: 3D tattoo or nipple flap reconstruction?

Hi again ladies

 

Is there no-one that can tell me something hopefully positive?  I'm due to have it done tomorrow and am now getting very cold feet! Smiley Surprised

 

Help!

 

MM

xx

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Posts: 246
Registered: ‎25-06-2014

Re: 3D tattoo or nipple flap reconstruction?

Anyone?

MM
xx
Member
Posts: 246
Registered: ‎25-06-2014

3D tattoo or nipple flap reconstruction?

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Hello ladies

 

For those that have had either of the above please could you let me know your thoughts on it?

 

I am due to have nipple flap recon this week and am still not 100% sure.  It's either go for that which will be finished off with tattoos in the end or just have a 3D tattoo (and no nipple reconstruction) and just be done with it.

 

If anyone could tell me what they think of going for either option and what the results were like that would be appreciated.

 

Thank you!

 

MM

xx