Areola Restoration; Life-Changing Pigmentation

THESE PROCEDURES REQUIRE ADVANCED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE. THE TREATMENTS FROM THESE PROCEDURES HELP IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE AND SELF ESTEEM OF BOTH WOMEN AND MEN WHO HAVE UNDERGONE BREAST SURGERY. SCAR REVISION MINIMIZES THE APPEARANCE OF SURGICAL SCARS AFTER A MASTECTOMY OR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION., BUT AREOLA RE-PIGMENTATION CAN CREATE A THREE DIMENSIONAL APPEARANCE OF AN AREOLA, OR MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF SCARS, AND EFFECTIVELY RESTORE AN AREOLA TO A MORE NATURAL LOOKING COLOR AND SHAPE AFTER BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY,

THE AREOLA IS PART OF THE HUMAN BREAST IN BOTH WOMEN AND MEN. IT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE AESTHETIC LOOK OF A BREAST. PATIENTS FEEL THE TATTOOING PROCESS HELPS THEM DURING THE LAST PART OF THEIR RECOVERY TO LOOK COMPLETE AND FEEL “WHOLE” AND “NORMAL” AGAIN. THE AREOLA PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE AESTHETIC LOOK OF A BREAST. SINCE A WOMAN’S SELF-IMAGE CAN DEPEND ON THE APPEARANCE OF HER BREASTS, A MISSING AREOLA CAN BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY DEVASTATING. A WOMAN CAN SURVIVE BREAST CANCER AFTER UNDERGOING A MASTECTOMY, AND SHE CAN REGAIN HER FIGURE WITH A BREAST RECONSTRUCTION. HOWEVER, SHE MAY NOT FEEL “COMPLETE” WITHOUT AN AREOLA. A WOMAN CAN BECOME EMOTIONALLY DISTRESSED FROM A SCARRED AREOLA AS WELL.  AREOLA TATTOOING PROVIDES THE “FINISHING TOUCH” AFTER BREAST SURGERY.


FULL AREOLA-NIPPLE:

THIS PROCEDURE IS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER A MASTECTOMY OR LUMPECTOMY. COSMETIC TATTOOING TECHNIQUES AND COLOR PIGMENTS ARE USED TO CREATE THE APPEARANCE OF AN AREOLA. FOR A UNILATERAL MASTECTOMY PATIENT, THIS PROCESS HELPS THE RECONSTRUCTED BREAST TO MATCH THE NATURAL BREAST. FOR PATIENTS WITH BILATERAL BREAST RECONSTRUCTION, BOTH AREOLAS ARE RECREATED. AREOLA COMPLEX SIMULATION CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH OR WITHOUT A NIPPLE BUTTON CREATED BY THE SURGEON.

AREOLA SCAR CAMOUFLAGE:

MANY BREAST OPERATIONS REQUIRE ONE OR MORE INCISIONS AT OR AROUND THE EDGE OF THE AREOLA WHICH MAY PRODUCE SCARRING. THE MOST COMMON PERI-AREOLAR SCARS ARE FROM BREAST AUGMENTATION OR REDUCTION SURGERIES. A SCAR’S APPEARANCE CAN BE SOFTENED, BLENDED, OR REDUCED BY TATTOOING THE AREOLA SCAR USING CORRECTIVE PIGMENT CAMOUFLAGE TECHNIQUES.

AREOLA SIZE/COLOR ADJUSTMENT:

THE COLOR OF AN AREOLA CAN BE DARKENED, BALANCED, OR ENHANCED WITH TATTOOING. THE PROCESS HELPS WOMEN WHO HAVE DISCOLORED OR LIGHTENED AREOLAS AFTER BREASTFEEDING OR PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD AREOLA GRAFT SURGERY. PATIENTS WITH SKIN DISCOLORATION DISORDERS (E.G. VITILIGO) CAN ALSO BENEFIT FROM AREOLA TATTOOING. ALSO, INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NOT HAD BREAST SURGERY BUT ARE SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT THEIR AREOLA COLOR OR SIZE (TOO LIGHT OR TOO SMALL) MAY CHOOSE THIS PROCEDURE TO ADJUST THEIR APPEARANCE.


DURING RECOVERY:

IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU KEEP THE NIPPLE AREOLA TATTOO MOIST WITH OINTMENT. IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF AGITATING THE TATTOO, SOME WOMEN CHOOSE TO AVOID WEARING BRAS OR SHIRTS WHILE AT HOME IN THE EARLY PERIOD AFTER TATTOOING. OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL WEEKS, THE TATTOO WILL HEAL COMPLETELY AND THE TRUE COLOR WILL BE REVEALED. IF THE COLOR IS NOT IDEAL, AN ADDITIONAL NIPPLE AREOLA TATTOOING SESSION CAN BE USED TO ACHIEVE THE COLOR YOU DESIRE.

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