What is areola tattooing and why is it important?
Following a mastectomy, many women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery. While this procedure can help women reclaim their bodies and confidence in their appearance, it also leaves behind unsightly scarring. At Abraza Skin Studio, we proudly offer areola tattooing that can help you achieve a more natural-looking breast. Our tattoos help complete the reconstruction process, so you can enjoy breasts that truly embody your sense of identity and femininity. Areola and nipple tattooing are the final step in your breast reconstruction process, helping women recover their bodies from the trauma of cancer and toll that its treatment can take on the physique and the mind. Our tattooing leaves behind totally natural-looking pigments that will enhance your appearance and your natural beauty.
What should I expect during my tattooing session?
Your areola tattooing session will consist of a personalized consultation with an experienced provider to ensure you and your medical tattoo artist understand exactly what you hope to gain from your experience. Pigments will be chosen to match your natural skin tone in order to precisely enhance the look of your reconstructed breast. Unlike traditional tattooing, the medical tattooing enhancement of the breast is designed to be subtle and look as natural as possible. Because of this, it is important to remember that the pigments used will eventually fade and you may wish to have touch-up sessions scheduled anywhere from 6-24 months at a time. There are certain things you can do in order to extend the life of your areola tattoo. Avoiding products with glycolic acid, aloe vera, or retinol can help extend the life of your tattoo. Patients with fairer complexions may require more frequent touch-ups. Fortunately for many cancer survivors, areola tattooing may be covered partially or entirely by insurance.
Are there any risks I should know about before scheduling my appointment?
For most patients, areola tattooing is a safe procedure. However, as with any time the skin is punctured by a needle, there is slight risk of infection or allergic reaction. Micropigmentation such as that used in areola tattooing can also cause granulomas or keloid formations. At Abraza Skin Studio, we can offer exceptional support and information regarding your areola tattoo session and how to best preserve your results. Our medical tattooing specialists are dedicated to helping women enjoy natural-looking breasts they can be confident in and proud of. If you have undergone breast reconstruction surgery, you deserve to enjoy the benefits of truly personalized and compassionate areola tattooing to complete your breast reconstruction.
If you are looking for an experienced provider who can offer areola tattooing to complete your breast restoration process, contact Abraza Skin Studio today to schedule a personalized consultation.