Nipple Contouring with Hyaluronics Postmastectomy
October 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 10 | Case Report | 1030 | Copyright © 2007
Krystie Lennox PA-C, Kenneth R. Beer MD
The lack of a naturally shaped nipple-areola complex following mastectomy presents a significant psychological hindrance for many breast cancer patients. While tattoos may improve the overall color of the reconstructed breast, the shape of the areola-nipple complex frequently remains deformed. Injecting hyaluronic acid may enable the 3-dimension contour of this area to be restored to a more natural appearance. This restoration may be associated with improvement of self-image and reduction in the depression that sometimes follows a mastectomy.
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