Nipple Sparing – Page 2

The following images are from actual patients treated by Dr. Elisabeth Potter who have undergone Nipple Sparing surgery.

This 45 year old patient was diagnosed with right breast cancer in 2016. She underwent bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies and tissue expander placement. Six months later she had her tissue expanders exchanged for implants. Approximately one year later, she underwent bilateral implant exchange for slightly larger implants along with capsulectomies and repositioning to pre-pectoral position.


This 58 year old patient was diagnosed with BRCA1 gene mutation. She underwent bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies with DIEP flap reconstruction. Four months later, she underwent revision surgery to smooth out the edges of her abdominal scars and had implants placed behind her DIEP flaps.


This 48 year old patient has a history of right breast cancer. She underwent bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies and tissue expander placement. She completed adjuvant right breast radiation therapy and then underwent bilateral tissue expander removal and DIEP flap breast reconstruction. She had one small revision surgery approximately one year after her DIEP flap surgery.