Creating a new areola and nipple complex after a breast reconstruction is so rewarding
Nipple areola tattooing is a greatful application after breast surgery
In a breast reconstruction an artificial structure is created in the breast where the breast was removed during a mastectomy. The breast tissue structure may be done by own or by artificial prostheses. The choice is usually on the patient, together in consultation with the plastic surgeon. Reconstruction can be done at the time of mastectomy or at a later time, during a new surgical procedure.
Reconstructive synthetic implants can be used, but also the patient's own body tissues. The term reconstruction includes the reconstruction of the nipple and areola. Nipple and areolare reconstruction usually occurs 3 to 6 Months after the initial reconstruction. This period is necessary to finalize the breast and to position the new nipple.
The nipple is usually reconstructed with two or three small flaps from the skin of the flap at the place where the new nipple is formed.
This will lead to new small scars on the breast in the vicinity of the newly formed nipple. But these scars will be concealed, covered by tattooing the areola and nipple. The areola is a created by tattooing. This tattoo is usually one to three Months after the reconstruction of the nipple.
Tattooing is not a definitive procedure and often must be repeated after some years because of the fading of pigment color.
How do I proceed?
As with any customer, I take the time to listen to you during the consultation. You tell your story, you ask your questions. I'll give you my professional advice. If no contra-indications we can tattoo.
Before the treatment, I'll redraw your areola, with respect of the nipple position.
Correctly determining the colour is precision work and time consuming. I determine the skin color. If necessary, I use an efficient, legal anesthetic.
The pigmentationwork, the tattoo takes about 1-2 hours depending on the size. If you tattoo both breasts, it will of course take longer.
I'll do the aftercare, explain the instructions. During healing, these instructions are useful.
The color is intense, and this regardless of the pigmentcolor. Be assured, this intensity decreases after 7 days approximately. Of course, you can always contact me during the healing. I'll see you back after 4 weeks for the touch up, included in the price.
With an annual refreshment touch up, you'll enjoy an favourable fee.
A consultation is always recommended, but also required by law.