Surgical procedure for reversal of nipple piercing.

Aesthetic plastic surgery

PubMedID: 18389303

Sadove R, Clayman MA. Surgical procedure for reversal of nipple piercing. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008;32(3):563-5.
Body piercing of the nipples for adornment with jewelry has increased worldwide. Many patients later regret their decision and request reversal along with a desire to maintain their ability to breast feed. The surgeon must remove the epithelial tunnel with minimum damage to adjacent ducts. The simple technique described uses the patient's jewelry post as a guide and a common disposable biopsy punch. Slid over the post, the punch excises the epithelial tunnel core with minimal harm to surrounding structures.