Nipple reconstruction is performed to recreate a new nipple for patients after mastectomy for breast cancer.  There are two ways of creating a new nipple depending on your anatomy.  If you have a large nipple available on the normal breast, a nipple graft can be obtained from the normal nipple to create a new one on the mastectomy side.  The scar is well concealed and the newly created nipple looks natural with similar color as well.  The second way of creating a nipple is by using the skin and tissue of the chest to rearrange and create a nipple.  This procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia.  After complete healing and wait time of about 3 months, tattooing of the nipple areolar completes the process.  See before and after photos.