Nipple Reconstruction in St. Louis, MO
Parkcrest Plastic Surgery and its team of board-certified physicians welcome nipple reconstruction patients from throughout the region, including St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas. Our vast experience and warm demeanor set us apart, making our office the best choice for nipple reconstructions in St. Louis.
What Is Nipple Reconstruction?
Nipple reconstruction is typically performed on women who have lost a nipple to mastectomy or lumpectomy. For many women who undergo breast reconstruction, the process is not complete without the inclusion of a new nipple. It often represents the end of a long, healing journey, making it one of the most rewarding parts of reconstruction.
Although most nipple reconstruction patients undergo the procedure as part of breast reconstruction, the operation can also be used to help burn victims or people with other damage to their nipples. Regardless of the reason for the procedure, various techniques are available, which is why you should make sure to speak to a board-certified surgeon about your options for nipple reconstruction.
At Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, the doctors and staff know that you have questions about nipple reconstruction. Common queries include the following: What are the steps to nipple reconstruction? What are the risks? What are the typical nipple reconstruction costs? May I see nipple reconstruction before and after photos? We are ready and more than willing to provide answers to these concerns and more.
What Is a Nipple Reconstruction Procedure?
Nipple reconstruction can be performed utilizing a variety of techniques. The appropriate option for you will be determined by a number of factors, including the type of breast reconstruction being performed and the size and appearance of the areola and nipple on the opposite breast. Pigment may be added using a medical tattoo device that significantly improves the cosmetic result.
The timing of the nipple reconstruction also varies from patient to patient. Nipple reconstruction in St. Louis can be performed during breast reconstruction or as a follow-up procedure.
During our many years as a top plastic surgery center, our team of board-certified surgeons has improved the lives of nipple reconstruction patients from St. Charles, Chesterfield, and other areas outlying our office in St. Louis. The staff at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery works hard to be up to date on all the latest nipple reconstruction techniques, as well as national and international trends.
What Does Nipple Reconstruction Recovery Entail?
After your nipple reconstruction, you will need to wear a surgical or sports bra for about a week or two. You also should be prepared for a significant decrease in your nipple sensation. Most patients can return to work in about a week.
The key to your healing process will be how well you follow your surgeon’s directions. Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will provide detailed pre- and post-op instructions both during your consultation and after surgery.
The staff at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery welcomes nipple reconstruction patients from throughout the region, including St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. We have become a trusted cosmetic surgery choice because of our experience and our consideration for the people in our care. Please schedule an evaluation with us today so we can work together toward your dream of nipple reconstruction.
At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, Dr. Melvin Maclin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your nipple reconstruction consultation!