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Is nipple reconstruction worth it?

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Re: Is nipple reconstruction worth it?

Thanks Smash73. I'd prefer to have a nipple of sorts because the front of my foob is quite flat so having something which actually raises its profile (literally) would be great, but if the results are poor and it often or quickly goes flat, maybe it's not worth all the extra messing....would be nice not to have another surgery if you know what I mean! x

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Re: Is nipple reconstruction worth it?

Hello Smodge

I do not have any helpful advice I’m afraid, but responding as I have the exact same dilemma. I’ve just had new implant and lift on good side, so next step is nipple reconstruction and/or tattoo. Surgeon said to me the nipples can go flat and the tattoos fade. I’m coming round to the idea of a decorative tattoo instead over the scar on foob side, but I would really like to hear people’s experiences too. Good luck whatever you decide. 

 

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Is nipple reconstruction worth it?

Hi all,

I had a skin sparing mx and LD flap reconstruction last summer which has healed well and so now it's time for the last stage: a nipple reconstruction. I had wanted this all along to make the foob look a bit more realistic, but now I'm beginning to wonder if the results will be worth undergoing the extra surgery, discomfort and recovery. I've heard that they often go flat after a year or two and that the NHS tattoos are often very basic and fade quickly too.

 

So I'm wondering if it may be better to forgo the nipple surgery and instead pay to have a 3d tattoo?

Being nipple-less doesn't bother me so much now I've got more used to it and a decent tattoo may produce the desired effect (of looking more 'normal' at a glance). I'd be really keen to hear your experiences of either, to help me decide!

 

Many thanks, Smodge