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Should you have nipple reconstruction surgery?

You should have nipple reconstruction surgery if your nipples have been removed or damaged. Bilateral nipple reconstruction does not restore the ability to produce milk if the nipple/breast cannot do so already. This makes nipple reconstruction a purely cosmetic procedure. 

Bilateral nipple reconstruction surgery is not typically performed to change the size of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple) or the size of the nipples. True nipple reconstruction is focused on replacing the raised area of the nipples if they are lost due to trauma or another surgery.

What is bilateral nipple reconstruction surgery?

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How long does it take to recover from bilateral nipple reconstruction surgery?

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Does insurance cover bilateral nipple reconstruction?

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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