At Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery, we offer 3-D nipple-areola tattooing for patients undergoing breast reconstruction surgery for cancer treatment as well as patients who have had nipple areola loss after other procedures. This treatment gives the reconstructed breast a natural appearance to restore your self-confidence and body image to wholeness.
What is 3-D Nipple-Areola Tattooing?
You can think of nipple-areola tattooing as the finishing touch in breast reconstruction. It’s typically performed a few months after a breast reconstruction surgery to ensure that the breasts heal properly and that the patient is fully satisfied with the results of the procedure.
3-D nipple-tattooing restores the appearance of a natural nipple and areola, which is the area of darker skin surrounding the nipple. Using a 3-D tattooing technique, it’s possible to make the nipple appear remarkably genuine.
Nipple-areola restoration provides a focal point of the breast mound that reduces the appearance of scar lines in the reconstructed breast.
Understanding 3-D Tattooing
3-D tattooing is different from regular tattooing because it utilizes shadows, highlighting, and dimensional shading. This creates the illusion of depth and texture.
The 3-D Nipple-Areola Tattooing Process
During a 3-D nipple and areola tattooing, our experienced aesthetician Paula will work with the patient to determine size, placement and color of the new areolas.
Then, she will insert pigment under the dermis to create a beautiful, natural-looking nipple-areola. The dermis is located just beneath the outermost layer of the skin (the epidermis). The pigment used in 3-D nipple-tattooing is permanent and a 4 week touch up is included in the pricing.
3-D Nipple-Areola Tattooing at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery
With 3-D nipple-areola tattooing, we will create the appearance of a natural nipple-areola. At Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery, Paula, our experienced and licensed aesthetician performs 3-D nipple-tattooing for patients looking to restore the appearance of their breasts.
To discuss pricing and set up a consultation with Paula, contact her at 813-416-5677 today!