Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm speechless and quite choked up. I really appreciate all your kind comments, it has been my pleasure to help you in any small way.
I do this as I felt exactly the same as you are feeling now Xela, it's hard to see yourself at first but trust me it does get better and I know you have an amazing Plastic Surgeon who will do his very best. Don't be disheartened at first, it takes a little time to heal & swellings to subside. You've got great spirit so keep that up x
I just wanted to answer your question Xela, about Nipple Reconstruction, my experience after meeting many ladies who have had this & speaking to Cosmetic/Medical Tattootists - is that it does go flat. A bra is a pressure garment and over time (roughly 6 months to a year) the projection that it surgically made can disappear. You also require the areolae tattooing and this too will fade considerably over time. Cosmetic /Medical Tattooing does not go as deep into the epidermis as an normal tattoo, therefore fades and needs re tattooing. Plus for some ladies the skin can be so thin and stretched or damaged after radiotherapy that tattooing or more surgery is not an option.
I have supplied nipples to ladies who have had 3D Tattoo's and may sometimes want nipple projection, so they use my stick on prosthetic nipple as and when they choose. They are really easy to apply and remove. Just to point out - I would never recommend sticking a prosthetic nipple over a grafted or natural nipple.
Contact me whenever Xela, and I look forward to making you new nips!!!
Once gain - thank you so much for all your kind comments. I'm honoured,
Thank you so much for the amazing comments, if anyone would like more information please do not hesitate to contact me. I was diagnosed in 2013 and started on a mission to find affordable prosthetic nipples a few years later after about 6 surgeries. I'm from a Jewellery Designer background so used the same creative principles to create the nipples!
I've been perfecting my skills for over 3 years now, whilst having more surgery myself. I'm a new start up business and give a % of profits to cancer charities. I'm also a Volunteer / Ambassador for a Cancer Charity and run their workshops in Hopsitals & Hospices.
I specialise in bi lateral nipples, so patient can choose any style, colour, projection to suit their mood. To make a singular to match an existing is incredibley time consuming & you need take numerous life moulds. However I hate saying No! so I will always try help if I can.
I'm designing more styles so out of what I offer there are endless colours combinations and I can pretty acurately colour match to a natural nipple colour.
So if any ladies would like information, please do not hesitate to contact me. A huge thank you to KAZA and Xela for raising awareness.
Wishing You all the very best,
Having undergone a single mastectomy last year, I lost one of my nipples, and the lack of symetry further distressed me.
Nevertheless, I wanted to share this with others who do not want to go through further surgery, however minor, to replace the nipples, whether it be one or both.
I was lucky enough to find Rachel at www.areolae.co.uk in London who custom made me a nipple to match my remaining one....it has truly had the most amazing impact on me. When I look in the mirror, I'm whole again and I'm even.
The whole procedure was simple, inexpensive, and Rachel is so caring. The nipple sticks on with a cosmetic glue and stays in place for up to 3 weeks. I excercise regularly and swim with it in place and there is no movement whatsoever. So, if like me, you miss your nipples and are unable to face more surgery, there are some solutions and this is, in my opinion, one of the best. Wishing you all the very best.