AREOLA COSMETIC TATTOOING
AREOLA RESTORATION IS A 3D TATTOO PROCEDURE FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE HAD TOTAL LOSS,
IRREGULARITY OR INCONSISTENCY IN THEIR AREOLA AND NIPPLES AFTER ANY TYPE OF BREAST RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.
AREOLA RESTORATION IS A SOFT AND HYPER REALISTIC, NON-INVASIVE PERMANENT WORK OF ART.
Areola tattooing is a specialty area of medical tattooing that requires advanced education, training, and experience.
These procedures help improve the appearance and self esteem of both women and men who have undergone breast surgery.
Areola tattoo techniques can “create” an areola after breast reconstruction, minimise the appearance of scars, or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape.
Areola tattoo may also be called Areola Repigmentation Areola Micropigmentation, Areola Pigmentation, Areola Recoloring, Areola Restoration, or Areola Simulation.
SURGICAL AREOLA TATTOO TECHNIQUES
Areola-Nipple Complex Simulation
This procedure is for patients who have had breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Cosmetic tattooing techniques and colour 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 or Color Adjustment:
The colour of an areola can be darkened, balanced, or enhanced with tattooing.
The process helps women who have discoloured or lightened areolas after breastfeeding or patients who have had areola graft surgery.
Patients with skin discolouration 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 colour or size (too light or too small) may choose this procedure to adjust their appearance.