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Decisions on my nipples

LozzaGLozzaG Member Posts: 2
Hi All, I have recently had a double, nipple sparing, mastectomy and reconstruction. However, I have to have more of the teat removed as there is still cancer in it. Therefore, the surgeon has asked if I want to remove the other teat from my non-cancer breast, so they look equal. I just don’t know what to do, should I make them the same? Or keep what I have?


  • FLCloverFLClover Sydney Member Posts: 599
    Hello @LozzaG
    I also had a nipple/skin sparing double mastectomy. Post surgery was discovered left nipple had DCIS. I chose to wait and got radiation first,  and now have surgery booked to remove it. Only the left, am keeping my right one. I want at least one that’s originally mine, and will just get left one tattooed or reconstructed. I don’t care if they don’t exactly match. But up to you really. Just think about what’s more important to you 👌🏻
  • LozzaGLozzaG Member Posts: 2
    Thank you @FLClover, yes, I agree. At least it’ll be something that is mine. I already feel the boobs are foreign, although grateful I got rid of the old ones!
  • FLCloverFLClover Sydney Member Posts: 599
    You’re welcome @LozzaG, I feel the same 
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