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3D AREOLA RESTORATION

WHAT IS 3D AREOLA RESTORATION?
AND WHO IS IT FOR?

MASTECTOMY TATTOOS (POST- BREAST CANCER)

For a unilateral nipple and areola complex, the tattoo is created to match the existing areola as much as possible, keeping the same shape, size and color. For bilateral areolas, we can recreate a look from memory or photograph, or perhaps you may wish to try something a little different. When it comes to creating a natural-looking nipple and areola complex for breast cancer warriors, you are the captain steering the ship. We will always decide on colour, shape and size together and no decision will be taken without your approval. We can even add Montgomery glands, those tiny little white bumps on the areola, to create more dimension.

Some women who have undergone a mastectomy and breast reconstruction also get a nipple reconstruction following their initial surgery. This procedure creates a projection to the breast, similar to a real nipple. Some women opt out of getting their nipple reconstructed and decide on only getting a tattoo instead. It is also possible to have a restorative tattoo on a reconstructed nipple, creating beautiful natural-looking results. You may get a tattoo between 4 to 6 months after nipple reconstruction surgery, sometimes longer. Your scars must not be red to have optimal results and to prevent any complications or infection.

 

Areola and nipple restoration is also common in individuals who have breast reduction/breast lift scars, individuals who have undergone gender affirmation surgery, gynecomastia surgery and it is also done to re-pigment a pale areola to give it a bit of more color. The case of color loss can result from surgery or even after breast feeding. It is also possible to neutralize and lighten the color of a deeper color toned areola as well.

COSMETIC AREOLA RESTORATION TATTOO POST BREAST AUGMENTATION/ LIFT/ REDUCTION/ EXPLANT/ GENDER TOP AFFIRMATION SURGERY

For anyone who has received any type of breast augmentation surgery such as implants, explants, reductions/lifts as well as gender top-affirmation surgery. Often times this procedure requires a combination of areola pigments and skin tone pigments to help improve the appearance of surgical scars. This tattoo technique is intended to conceal the color of scars around the areaola and on the breast to mimic the color of the natural features with tattoo pigment.

 

You can expect a minimum of 2 procedures up to 6 procedures per area depending on the severity of the scar. Each procedure can be completed with 8-12 weeks between sessions to promote optimized healing.  

NECROSIs

After surgery, a rare but possible complication is necrosis. When the tissue doesn't get enough blood flow, some of it can die. This tissue breakdown is called “necrosis”. Tissue necrosis usually has a marbled look to it and is very hard to the touch. It is very difficult and risky to implant any colour into necrotic or heavily scarred tissue, as any intervention has the possibility of worsening the skin’s condition. Client expectations are very important to manage, as every individual’s skin is different. Your artist should be honest with you and do his/her absolute best to provide optimal results. 

TOUCH-UPS 

Areola and nipple restoration requires a touch-up appointment 8 -12 weeks after initial session which is included in the price. The ink implanted into the dermis is permanent and made to last as well as stay true to colour. Depending on metabolism, life habits (smoking, drinking, sunbathing), you may want to have a touch-up many years down the line to keep colors looking fresh and bright, but your tattoo is similar to a regular body tattoo and is made to last.

BREAST SURGERY TATTOO pricing

Mastectomy Tattoos for Breast Cancer Survivors:

Unilateral  $600

Bilateral  $1000

Consultation $50

All other Breast Surgery Scars:

Hourly Rate $350

Consultation $50

Booking Fee $200

*A consultation is necessary prior to getting your mastectomy tattoo procedure. This fee is credited when the non-refundable $250 booking fee is collected at a total of $200. This $200 invoice will be sent from Vagaro booking software to you each time you book a session and is due within 48 hours of scheduling. The remaining total of your session is due on the day of your appointment. You should contact your health insurance provider if you have active coverage to inquire about reimbursement for your tattoo.

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