Areola Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Conveniently located to serve Scottsdale and Phoenix

Losing your breasts due to cancer is both a physical and emotional trauma. Many women who have lived through the experience want to restore their breasts, and seek a plastic surgeon who is particularly skilled so reconstructed breast or breasts look and feel as natural and appealing as possible.

Surgeons vary in skill in this procedure; the reconstruction of the areola is one of the most important aspects of creating a new breast that has the appearance of a natural breast. Dr. Pablo Prichard has garnered a reputation for surgical excellence, and in reconstructing the areola, his skills and techniques in creating breast, nipple and areola reconstruction after mastectomy stand heads above what an average surgeon performs.

Aesthetic Breast and Areola Reconstruction

When reconstructing the breast and nipple area, Dr. Prichard uses techniques to create an areola that is remarkably natural in appearance. He performs a full skin graft so the areola has depth, and creates the natural look, feel, and texture to the nipple area by adding tiny holes to achieve the appearance and texture found in nature. After the nipple area is completed, he goes further to make the nipples appear fully natural by performing a 3D tattoo procedure to add the correct color and depth. For women who want to have a breast reconstruction that feels and looks as much like a natural breast as possible, down to the fine details, consider meeting with Dr. Prichard to discuss his procedures, and take the opportunity to look at “before and after” photographs of his impressive areola reconstruction work.

The Art of Nipple Reduction

Some women are very unhappy with the appearance of their nipples, and feel that the size, length, and shape are unappealing and unattractive. Large nipples that hang low on the breast can be surgically altered so the nipple is smaller and placed higher on the breast tissue. Nipple reduction surgery should only be performed by a very highly-skilled plastic surgeon so that the result looks completely natural, with the size, shape and placement of the nipple being aesthetically pleasing, with the minimal amount of scarring possible.

How is Nipple Reduction Surgery Performed?

The techniques for nipple reduction require far more than surgical skill – it requires artistry and technique, and the surgical ability to alter the nipple appearance and achieve the perfect placement, appearance, and size. Every woman is different in how her nipple area appears. Women with large breasts often live with enlarged nipples, a condition called “nipple hypertrophy.”

A nipple reduction procedure is performed by making tiny incisions in the nipple area, and removing excess tissue. This procedure is often performed in combination with a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lift. The resizing, reshaping, and repositioning of the nipple is typically performed in the same surgery, and requires about one hour. During the surgery, patients are under general anesthetic so they are comfortable and experience no pain.

Accomplished Plastic Surgeon: Breast and Nipple Surgery and Reconstruction

Large, dark-colored nipples often lead to embarrassment, limiting clothing and bra choices in an effort to hide the condition. Even women with lovely, perky breasts can be plagued by a larger nipple that is too long, hangs down, or another flaw. Thankfully, with the help of Dr. Pablo Prichard, these aesthetic problems can be resolved, with the nipple size reduced and repositioned higher on the natural breast tissue for a far more pleasing look that appears to be completely natural.

Dr. Prichard’s artistry, surgical skills, qualifications and credentials are heads above an average plastic surgeon; he is a certified Diplomate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with many appearances on local and national media as an authority on advanced breast surgery techniques. When surgically altering, reconstructing, or reshaping breasts and nipples, the quality of the work performed is of great importance. We urge you to reach out to us and schedule an appointment at our Phoenix offices.

Restore Your Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Losing a breast or both breasts due to cancer is a frightening and life-changing event. No one who has not experienced it can fully understand the challenges and emotional impacts. Reconstructing breast and areola can go a long way towards getting your life back to a new normal. Your figure is restored, and bringing a higher level of self-confidence and self-esteem.

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I am currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer that involves a two-part double mastectomy and reconstruction procedure. The first surgery requires the removal of cancer, breast reduction, and revision of a scar that resulted from a previous lumpectomy. The second surgery entails the mastectomy and implant insertion. The two-part nature of this plan improves the likelihood that I will…

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