What Is a Nipple-sparing Mastectomy?
Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Rosenbaum provides nipple-sparing mastectomy procedures for women in Miami Beach, FL. The majority of women decide to have a nipple-sparing mastectomy as a way to preserve the skin, areola, and nipple when undergoing a mastectomy. When you are facing a mastectomy and are not positive regarding which kind of technique would look and feel as natural as possible, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenbaum. Preserving your own nipple, a nipple-sparing mastectomy provides the most natural-feeling results. Additionally, nipple-sparing breast reconstruction can be provided with implants or with a fat transfer of your own tissues from a secondary area on your body. Learn more about the advantages of a nipple-sparing mastectomy and to determine if you are a candidate. Contact our Miami Beach, FL facility to schedule your initial consultation.
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"I don't normally write reviews, but felt compelled to recommend Dr. Rosenbaum after a flawless breast reduction experience. He and his staff (esp. Yoly) surpassed my expectations in every possible way. I was extremely nervous about the surgery, but was in good hands as Dr. Rosenbaum is detail-oriented and focused on successful, realistic outcomes. Guess what? It shows in his work. One of Miami's top surgeons for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, he's highly experienced in all aspects/challenges of breast surgery. Dr. Rosenbaum also answered my (many!) questions both before and after surgery with kindness, patience, and substantial good humor. The end result: I had a breast reduction with zero complications, healed wonderfully, and for the first time in my life, feel comfortable in my own body. Not to mention the relief from constant upper body and neck pain. After surgery, I asked myself why I had waited so long for this gift to myself. This has truly been a life changing experience. Thank You Dr. Rosenbaum!"- C. / Google / Jan 31, 2020
"I came to Dr. Rosenbaum after a procedure I had done somewhere else went terribly wrong. After we had a consultation he and and I decided my only chance to correct the problem was a full tummy tuck. I was horrified! I would never have done anything invasive because I am so fearful but unfortunately it was the only choice. He was INCREDIBLE! He constantly reassured me as we got closer to the surgery and made me feel calm. He was very confident about the procedure all the time. Nora, his office manager was equally helpful and took care of every aspect of preparation leading up to the surgery and after. She always took my calls and post surgery she reassured me through my first few days home. Dr. Rosenbaum did an amazing job fixing the original problem. I get compliments all the time on what a clean scar I have from others who have had the same procedure elsewhere. I am 4 months out now and getting better each day. He is a perfectionist at his work and I do HIGHLY recommend him to anyone"- D. / Healthgrades / Feb 21, 2022
"Super attentive doctor! Explained every part of the surgery and recovery time. Amazing results as promised. The staff is super friendly and office is super clean. Would recommend to anyone! "- A. / Healthgrades / Aug 24, 2021
Who Is A Candidate For a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy?
In order to be a candidate for a nipple-sparing mastectomy, you will still be in the initial stages of planning your mastectomy procedure. You may also be looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon who provides this advanced technique, allowing you the option to preserve your natural nipples. During a thorough consultation with Dr. Rosenbaum, he will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a nipple-sparing mastectomy and will be able to comprehensively answer any questions that you may have.
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Technique
With a nipple-sparing mastectomy, only the underlying glandular tissue is removed while the overlying skin and nipple are left intact. In order to do so, Dr. Rosenbaum will create a small incision. The exact area of the incision may vary, depending on the needs of the patient, but typically, it is placed from the nipple to the lower portion of the breast.
Once the necessary tissue has been carefully removed, an implant can be placed within the breast. Additionally, fat grafting is available to restore volume to the breast with the use of your own fat tissue. Some patients may also desire a breast lift. Within your consultation, Dr. Rosenbaum will talk with you about your breast augmentation and lift options, as well as determine if you are a candidate.
After the completion of the procedure, the incisions will be sutured closed. You may also need to be monitored for some time before you are able to return home.
What to Expect
All necessary aftercare instructions will be provided by a member of our team, including which garments should be worn during recovery. You will also need to return to our facility for your follow-up appointments with Dr. Rosenbaum so that your healing progress can be monitored. You should also keep a close eye out for infection or any other abnormalities.
When you require a mastectomy, a nipple-sparing technique can help preserve your natural nipples, allowing you to still feel and look like yourself. Dr. Gary Rosenbaum provides nipple-sparing mastectomies for eligible candidates at his Miami Beach, FL facility. Learn more by contacting us today to schedule a consultation.