Most commonly, the patients looking for breast-nipple-reconstruction are patients left absent nipple either by radiation or a prior surgery. With a few exceptions, for the most part during the removal of breast cancer the nipples are removed in procedure called a Mastectomy. The nipples, however, can be reconstructed comfortably under local anesthesia in office with a procedure, known as Geometric Flap Reconstruction.
This procedure creates the form of a projecting nipple about the size of a large pencil eraser and is done after healing from any other procedures on the breast. The construction of tissue only corrects the shape, not the color of the area. Which normally has darker pigmentation than the surrounding skin of the breast.
After the reconstruction at our office, if the patient so desires, we are then able to recommend specialized artists, and send patients for nipple tattooing outside of the office. The artists are then able to create color and contour in 3 dimensions by placing pigments and forming the shadowing that naturally gives a nice appearance and central focus to the appearance to the breast. Dr. Jacobsen does not personally handle the tattooing aspect, but frequently performs the flap reconstructions that are needed for the nipple areolar complex of the breast.
For most, Breast Nipple Reconstruction is the last step and can only be performed once the breast is completely reconstructed and healed before the nipple areolar complexes can be optimally placed. During the consultation Dr. Jacobsen will speak to you more in depth about the reconstruction and make sure that you will be happy with the position, placement and outcome of the breast.
Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!
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Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.
Dr. William Jacobsen
2525 East Arizona
Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Our Procedures & Treatments
Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.