Informational Video

Robert R. Barron, former Senior CIA Disguise Specialist,
committed to restoring identities through prosthetic devices.

Prosthetic Restoration of Nipples (PRN)

nipple prosthesis

Rosie Young, R.N., originated the idea of prosthetic nipples through her own loss. Dr. Craig Dufresne, M.D., and Robert R. Barron, Anaplastologist, further expounded the idea.  Areola/nipple replacement quells the traumatic physical loss that women feel in addition to the innumerable psychological difficulties they may encounter.

First, careful measurements and impressions of the original areolas and nipples are taken prior to the mastectomy - or - mirror imaging of the other breast after a unilateral mastectomy is utilized.  By either method, women retain the appearance of natural, real nipples.  The prosthetics are adhered to the breast by an adhesive.

This unique service has a tremendous benefit.  The seemingly real nipple draws ones eyes away from the defect or scar and restores symmetry to this area of the body.  Rosie illustrates this by saying, "Without enduring the trauma of multiple surgical procedures to recreate a nipple/areola, this technique compliments the initial reconstruction without the added pain and distress of further surgery."

The prosthetic nipple restores realism where tattooing and reconstructive surgery fall short of one's expectations.