Breast Cancer Survivors Are In Need Of Nipple Donations (But It Doesn’t Mean What You Think)

Breast Cancer Survivors Are In Need Of Nipple Donations (But It Doesn’t Mean What You Think)

Men and women of Australia, there’s a nipple shortage and breast cancer survivors need your help. Don’t stress, donating your nipples doesn’t mean cutting them off. No? No! Niki Cirillo, Australia’s leading nipple and prosthetics specialist and founder of ProCosmediq, simply needs to take a mould in order to create silicone prosthetics.

She explained, “donating your nipple means you will donate a mould of your nipple and areola so that people who have undergone a single or double mastectomy have the opportunity of choosing from a variety of nipples. The reality is that not all nipple shapes are the same!”

“In order for the prosthetics to [look] real and life-like, they need to be made from moulds of actual areolas and nipples and we need more people to donate their time to have a mould made of their nipples.”


Who are nipple prosthetics best suited for?

Nipple prosthetics act as an alternate option for breast cancer survivors who have undergone a breast reconstruction surgery and do not want a medical tattoo or a nipple reconstruction. Also, chest trauma patients, transgender people and people with inverted nipples.

“Demand for areola and nipple prosthetics is rising and we urgently need more moulds. Not all donations have to be monetary, you can change someone’s life simply by just giving up your time to donate a mould of your nipple,” Niki said.

How exactly do nipple prosthetics work?

Moulds of real nipples are made using silicone and then turned into wearable prosthetics, which according to Nikki, “can even be worn for up to 10 consecutive days at a time.”

“The prosthetics look so real and feel so natural. With my special adhesive, they can even be worn swimming or at the gym. Once used, they simply need a clean so that they are ready to be used again,” she said. “They really are the most extraordinary advancement in technology.”

Though the concept sounds foreign at first, Niki reminds us that this has long been a common practice. “When you think about it, there are so many prosthetics and complementary aids that we use in life; glass eyes, wigs, prosthetic limbs.  Why not prosthetic nipples and areolas especially since the whole process is non-invasive?”

How can you donate your nipples?

The process is straightforward, painless and quick, taking up to 45 minutes to change someone’s life. Head to Niki’s website and arrange a suitable date to have your mould taken.

Have you ever heard of nipple prosthetics? Would you donate yours?

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  1. I hadn’t heard of this before but great idea. My work friend had a double mastectomy after her breast cancer that she was diagnosed with when pregnant with her child and has since had them reconstructed and had the nipples tattooed on and they look fabulous.

    • Hi Dance, I was told that she is located in Cronulla and Wollongong, NSW but sounds like she might be doing some pop up stalls around to gain more interest from people

  2. I haven’t heard of this either. I’m not sure this is something I’d want to do. I suppose it wouldn’t take long though to get an extensive catalogue to pick from.

  3. I had never heard of this before, but it sounds like a painless way to help someone who has overcome adversity out. I’d do it, but it’s not available where I live, unfortunately, though I have no doubt this great idea will be expanded.