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Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple reconstruction is usually done along with breast reconstruction after a mastectomy (breast removal). At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we provide detailed information about breast and nipple reconstruction to help women from Columbia and Baltimore, MD and surrounding areas make informed decisions. Dr. Sinno will work with you from his initial consultation until your final results to ensure you have the best quality care and the support you need during this time.

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We can help you achieve the look you want. Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster).

About Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple reconstruction is a surgical procedure that recreates the nipple and areola tissue called nipple-areola complex. The reconstruction procedure is usually done as the final step of breast reconstruction surgery. Women seeking a nipple reconstruction usually have lost their nipple-areola complex with a mastectomy.

As with breast reconstruction, the best candidates are women whose cancer seems to have been eliminated with removal of the breast. This procedure is usually covered by most insurance providers.

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Dr. Sinno

Fady Sinno, MD, FACS, has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Sinno is admired for his commitment to natural results, comfort and safety.

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What to Expect

The procedure is usually done as outpatient under local anesthesia. A "nipple mound" is created using your own chest tissue. The areola surrounding the nipple is tattooed to achieve the desired color.


  • You will go home with gauze dressing over your nipple. You will also wear a bra over top of the dressing to protect the surgical site.
  • The dressing will be removed in 7 to 10 days.
  • Expect minor bleeding or oozing (staining of the gauze). Any bleeding beyond that should be reported to Dr. Sinno immediately.
  • Nipple reconstruction is usually not painful. Any discomfort you have can be easily managed with prescribed pain medication.

Getting back to normal

  • You can go back to your daily activities within 1 day after the procedure.
  • You can shower or take a bath 1 to 2 days after surgery. However, you should not get the dressing wet until you get the okay from Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery.


Your reconstructed nipple and surrounding areola may not look 100% natural. However, like with breast augmentation, most women who have this procedure done say the psychological benefits are significant.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about nipple reconstruction? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Frederick.

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    Ellicott City
    Dorsey Hall Professional Park

    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

    5300 Dorsey hall Drive, Suite 102
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Phone: (410) 884-4200

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    Westminster Location
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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

    826 Washington Road #220
    Westminster, MD 21157

    Phone: (410) 751-2348