The aim of nipple reconstruction is to improve the appearance of a reconstructed breast by creating a nipple shape on the breast. Although it won’t feel the same as a natural nipple but having it can improve the appearance of the breast.
The most common technique involves raising small skin flaps and folding them into a nipple shape which is then tattooed to match the pigmentation of the other breast.
Alternatively, nipple sharing techniques involve part of your other nipple being transferred or grafted on to the reconstructed breast.
In some cases, nipple reconstruction may not be advised if your skin is very thin over an implant or if you have had radiotherapy.
In this case you can have this tattooed resembling your nipple or opt for a stick-on nipple prosthesis made from silicone to match the other breast.