Adhesive Nipples Facts
Oh my! Yes, nipples. Women who undergo reconstruction often choose not to have additional procedures to obtain a nipple. For them, attachable nipples are a great option. They come in various sizes (diameters), skin tone colors and flat or perky projections!
I had a patient who purchased nipples to put onto her breast prosthesis even though most prostheses have an illusion of a nipple as part of their design. She was a bit quirky but this made her happy which made me happy.
You can even have a custom nipple made to match an existing nipple.
Don’t forget your doctor will need to write a Detailed Dispensing Order.
Medicare and other insurers cover attachable nipples. You probably qualify for multiple sets per year but have to get one set at a time per side (unilateral or bilateral).
For your patients who do not want to undergo further procedures to acquire nipples or if your patients cannot undergo further procedures, these attachable nipples are a great option. Medicare may cover a new set quarterly (DME guidelines) and other insurers should include nipples as part of a woman’s benefits.
Benefit coverage changes constantly and is different with every payer and state. Pink Ribbon Plus cannot be responsible for changes in coverage. All information is given with the sole intent to educate the client and help them understand post-breast cancer diagnosis insurance benefits when pertaining solely to post-op garments, external breast forms, bras, wigs, and skin care products. All products must be approved by the physician before using.