Skin grafts are rather miraculous things! We can take a piece of a person’s body, remove it, and put it somewhere else where it will stay and survive.

What most people misunderstand is that a nipple graft is not simply “pasted on” skin; rather, the nipple attaches to your skin, where it develops new blood vessels that grow into the graft. After only a few weeks, the grafts usually have the strength of non-grafted tissue, and in most cases regain sensation resembling that of your skin.

For an overview, you can download the FTM Nipple Graft Survival Guide, or read the extended explanation and video about the process of nipple grafting.