Q: Are There Nipple Implants or Cohesive Gel Implants?

April 6, 2011
by Dr. Leo Keegan

Q: Are there nipple implants or cohesive gel implants (formed) that are made with a shape that could create a more normal looking breast/nipple? It would seem better to have a whole breast shape with a protruded areola and nipple bump for people who are undergoing total breast reconstruction.

A: Breasts implants can restore volume and shape after mastectomy but they do not provide nipple projection. After mastectomy, the implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle and this would blunt the ability of the implant to also give nipple projection.

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