In many cases, reconstructive nipple surgery is not the best choice, primarily due to these reasons:
- The reconstructed breast skin may be too tight or damaged by radiation thus not suitable for ANY additional surgery.
- In many cases, a long time needs to pass until the nipple reconstruction surgery can be performed, since the breast has to be fully healed.
- Both the reconstructed nipple and the tattoo are not durable. In many cases the reconstructed nipple collapses and the tattoo starts fading after one year
- With reconstructive nipple surgery there is a chance of nipple necroses (the reconstructive nipple dying due to poor blood supply).