Through Paramedical Tattooing procedures (Permanent Cosmetics, Micropigmentation) women (and men) who have undergone surgery for breast cancer such as a mastectomy can regain a sense of wholeness through Areola Restoration. Areola Restoration, Repigmentation, and Scar Camouflage are all procedures used today by Certified Permanent Cosmetics Artists to help create or improve the appearance of the areola and nipple.
Patients who have undergone a mastectomy can regain her figure through breast reconstruction. However, they may not feel “complete” without an areola. A woman may become emotionally distressed from not having areolas, or scarred and mishappen areolas. Paramedical Tattooing procedures performed on the breast can provide the “finishing touch” after breast surgery. Patients feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again.
This technique allows us to “create” an areola after mastectomy and breast reconstruction. The procedure helps to minimize the appearance of scars or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape. We can re-create a 3D nipple and areola with custom-blended and shadowing effects are used to create a natural look.
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 or 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 who have had areola graft surgery.
Areola Repigmentation, Restoration, and Scar Camouflage should only be performed by an experienced Certified Permanent Cosmetic Artist who is also certified in Micropigmentation. Your Certified Permanent Cosmetic Artist will work with you to determine the best pigment colors that will match your skin tone, and take careful measurements to ensure the correct size and symmetry of the areolas to create a natural, 3-Dimensional appearance.