The final step in breast reconstruction is nipple reconstruction to create the nipple areola. There is no one method that is best for all patients. Some patients who would rather not have further surgery are comfortable without a nipple. Others choose the non-surgical option of tattooing without reconstruction. This allows color pigment to simulate the nipple areola without an actual nipple.
But, if nipple reconstruction is chosen it helps put the finishing touches on the new breast after a long journey in reconstruction.