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We prefer to allow your reconstructed breast to "settle" for at least 3 months so that the nipple and/or areola can be placed in the proper position. Nipple-areola complex reconstruction is done usually with local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, however it can also be combined in further breast revisions requiring general anesthesia. Either option does not require for you to stay overnight at the hospital. This procedure usually involves very little discomfort.
In this section, we will specifically discuss areola reconstruction. Typically, if patients are interested in areola reconstruction, this procedure occurs 3 months following nipple reconstruction.
Options for reconstruction of the areola include: