i have been offered nipple construction and later tatoo on the nhs as part of reconstruction after breast cancer my surgeon said there would be no charge . never heard of anyone having to pay for treatment .l would question that . linda
I had nipple recon 6 months after LD and Mx and I certainly didn't have to pay for it? I am sure there plenty of other ladies on here in the same situation. Please feel free to Private message me if you would details of where I live etc. Keep badgering them, I really can't see this to be true!
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I had a new nipple created in 2012 for left LD reconstruction and there was never any debate about funding, as it was considered part of the recon 'package', so I am surprised that your PS had mentioned the funding issue to you. Or do you mean the areola tattooing as opposed to actually creating new nipples? Many trusts do not fund the tattooing as it is considered to be 'cosmetic' I guess, but the actual nipple itself I would have thought, would be funded (breasts come with nipples surely??).
Hope you don't end up having to pay for them, It would be interesting to hear other ladies experiences of this.
Best of luck.