Nipple Contouring with Hyaluronics Postmastectomy

October 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 10 | Case Reports | 1030 | Copyright © October 2007

Krystie Lennox PA-C, Kenneth R. Beer MD

Abstract
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.