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The nipple and the areola (the dark-coloured skin around the nipple) can also be reconstructed to create a more natural looking breast. This procedure is delayed until the reconstructed breast settles into its final shape, usually 3–6 months after breast reconstruction. The timing of nipple and areola reconstruction varies from woman to woman.
Tissue for the nipple can be taken from:
A new areola can be created by:
A reconstructed nipple has much less feeling than a natural one. The nipple or areola may be a different colour than the other breast.
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