Dr. Harness explains if women retain their nipples after a mastectomy.
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Does a Woman Have Nipples Post a Mastectomy If you’re doing mastectomy without reconstruction, there is no point in leaving the nipple areola complex behind and you want to try and maximize a lot of skin you take off so that again the skin is down flat against the chest wall so that a prosthesis either inside the bra or stock of the chest wall that can fit properly. So now there is no point in leaving the nipple or the areola area behind.

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