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Plastic Surgery


Nipple Reconstruction


Nipple reconstruction is a specialised procedure aimed at restoring the natural contour, projection, and pigmentation of the nipple-areola complex following mastectomy or breast surgery. Dr. Sof offers personalised nipple reconstruction techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs. 

The Nipple Reconstruction Procedure with Dr. Sof


Considering nipple reconstruction to restore a natural-looking appearance to your breasts? Discover what to expect when you choose Dr. Sofiane Rimouche for your nipple reconstruction journey:

Consultation and Evaluation: Your nipple reconstruction journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Sof. During this initial meeting, Dr. Sof will listen attentively to your concerns, assess your medical history, and evaluate your breast anatomy. He will discuss your goals for nipple reconstruction and recommend the most suitable techniques tailored to your needs.

Preparation: On the day of your nipple reconstruction procedure, you’ll arrive at the surgical facility prepared for your surgery. Dr. Sof and his team will ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed before administering anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Surgical Technique: Dr. Sof will employ specialised surgical techniques to recreate a natural-looking nipple and areola complex. Depending on your individual circumstances and preferences, Dr. Sof may utilize local tissue flaps, skin grafts, or medical tattooing to achieve the desired appearance.

Local Tissue Flaps: In cases where there is sufficient nearby tissue, Dr. Sof may create a nipple mound using local tissue flaps from the surrounding breast area. This technique helps to restore projection and contour to the breast mound, resulting in a natural-looking nipple appearance.

Skin Grafts: For cases where there is limited tissue availability, Dr. Sof may utilise skin grafts harvested from other areas of the body, such as the inner thigh or abdomen. These skin grafts are meticulously shaped and positioned to recreate the nipple and areola complex, restoring symmetry and aesthetics to the breasts.

Medical Tattooing: Following the surgical reconstruction of the nipple and areola, Dr. Sof may perform medical tattooing to add colour and detail to the reconstructed nipple. This helps to enhance the natural appearance of the nipple complex and achieve a realistic outcome.

Closing Incisions and Recovery: Following the procedure, Dr. Sof will close the incisions with sutures and apply dressings as needed. You’ll be closely monitored in the recovery area before being discharged with detailed post-operative instructions. Dr. Sof will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and ensure a smooth recovery process.

Results: As you heal from the nipple reconstruction procedure, you’ll begin to notice the restoration of a natural-looking nipple and areola complex. Dr. Sof’s approach aims to give aesthetically pleasing results that enhance your confidence and body image.


Important Note from Dr. Sof: While you may observe initial improvements, the full results of your nipple correction surgery may take a few months as swelling gradually subsides.

Guidance on Return to Activities: Your personalised plan for gradually resuming daily activities will be thoughtfully crafted in collaboration with Dr. Sof, ensuring a smooth transition back to your regular routine.


You may choose to undergo a Nipple Reconstruction for a variety of reasons which are personal to you. These may include:

Nipple reconstruction allows individuals who have undergone mastectomy or breast surgery to restore the natural appearance of their breasts, completing the aesthetic outcome of their reconstruction journey.

Nipple reconstruction can significantly improve self-confidence and body image by providing a sense of wholeness and completeness after breast surgery.

Nipple reconstruction helps to achieve symmetry between the reconstructed breast and the unaffected breast, ensuring a balanced and harmonious result.

For many individuals, nipple reconstruction represents a crucial step in the emotional healing process, helping them reclaim ownership of their bodies and move forward with renewed confidence and positivity.


Guide Price for a Nipple Reconstruction


Nipple reconstruction, while offering aesthetic and emotional benefits, carries certain risks and potential complications. These may include infection, changes in nipple sensation, scarring, and nipple asymmetry. However, under the care of Dr. Sof, you can find comfort in his expertise and meticulous approach to surgery. Dr. Sof employs advanced techniques and personalised treatment plans aimed at minimising risks and achieve natural-looking results. With his compassionate care and attention to detail, you can undergo nipple reconstruction with confidence, knowing you’re in skilled hands.

*During the consultation process you will have a detailed discussion about all of the potential risks and benefits.


The following five steps will support your recovery


It is vital all of our patients closely follow these steps

"Dr. Sof is a very professional, informative and caring doctor. He made me feel happy and extremely comfortable with my chosen treatment".


Nipple reconstruction surgery is a procedure which is usual undertaken after breast surgery to reconstruct and rebuild the nipple. The procedure is normally done 3-4 months after breast surgery.

Nipple reconstruction is usually done awake, using local anaesthesia however Dr Sof will discuss this with you at your consultation

People may use a plastic nipple protector and a surgical bra to protect the new nipple from injury. The nipple may feel sore and tender for a short period after the procedure. Dr Sof will discuss the aftercare methods within your consultation but will cover the following:
How long to wear the bra and bandages
How to care for and clean the new nipple
When to return for the post-surgical exam
During recovery, we recommend applying antibacterial ointment to the healing nipple to avoid infection.

Yes, nipple reconstruction surgery aims to create nipples that closely resemble natural nipples in appearance and texture. Your surgeon will work closely with you to achieve a result that meets your aesthetic goals and expectations.

It is suitable for individuals who have undergone breast reconstruction and desire the restoration of a natural-looking nipple.



Disclaimer: Prices displayed on the website may vary depending on individual patient needs. Additionally, results vary from person to person and are influenced by individual factors.

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Disclaimer: Prices displayed on the website may vary depending on individual patient needs. Additionally, results vary from person to person and are influenced by individual factors.