Nipple Reconstruction in Washington DC
Also Serving Mclean, Alexandria, Loudoun County and Arlington
- Dr. Rad uses refined nipple reconstruction techniques to add the finishing touches on a beautiful result.
- Reconstructed nipples are then tattooed to give the lifelike appearance of areolar color and glandular structures.
Dr. Rad utilizes the ‘Top Hat Flap’ method of nipple reconstruction.
Dr. Rad has performed nipple reconstruction on hundreds of patients.
- Patients can elect not to have nipple reconstruction and instead opt only for tattooing.
How It’s Done
- The ‘Top Hat Flap’ method is like origami: Dr. Rad transforms a 2-D pattern on the breast skin into a 3-D shape that looks like a nipple.
- Nipple reconstruction is very safe and can be done in the office under local anesthesia.
- However, oftentimes Dr. Rad combines it with other procedures that require surgery to be performed in an operating facility.
BEFORE + AFTER
Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad’s patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns. SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.
What Patients Are Saying
“You rarely find a person who is extremely skilled and a perfectionist yet very modest, humble, sympathetic and warm hearted with a pleasant disposition. That is Dr. Rad! I was so fortunate to have found Dr. Rad, one of the very few in the country who can do Diep Flap reconstruction. Not only the reconstruction results are excellent, the pre-surgery and post-surgery care is comforting. He is always there when needed and explains every detail with lot of patience. Thank you, Dr. Rad!”
Kavitha D | Jun 16, 2017
“I had a double mastectomy at Johns Hopkins in September 2014. I decided to switch to Dr. Rad because my plastic surgeon had changed the plan from DEEP flap to implants. I saw Dr. Rad for a second opinion. He was very confident that I would be a good candidate for the DEEP flap. The surgery went well. He personally came to see me after the surgery, even on the weekend. Dr. Rad was very reassuring before and after the surgery, and my recovery went exactly as he predicted. I am very pleased with the results. In addition Dr. Rad is very personable and has a great sense of humor, which can be helpful in this kind of situation. His office staff is very responsive to phone calls and is always helpful. His office environment is very friendly.”
Olga | September 29, 2015
“Dr. Rad is a plastic surgeon who is also warm and caring. He took his time explaining the surgical procedure and expected outcomes. I was diagnosed with breast cancer which required a mastectomy. Dr. Rad explained all my options for reconstruction. I chose a DIEP Flap reconstruction. After awakening from surgery and viewing my new breast, I was able to exhale. My newly constructed breast matched my existing breast perfectly.”
Linda Carter in Olney, MD | Dec 17, 2016
“Dr. Rad performed my breast reconstruction with DIEP flap in 2011 after a double mastectomy. I have been absolutely thrilled with the results. He was able to do nipple and skin sparing and my breasts look great and feel very normal. I chose Dr. Rad as my plastic surgeon because he was the only one who was willing/able to do a double DIEP flap given that I am fairly thin. He stopped at nothing to get the best result possible. He has a phenomenal bedside manner and makes his patients feel totally comfortable and confident. I have recommended him without reservation to several friends for breast reconstruction and would go to him again if I needed or wanted plastic surgery.”