Areola \ Nipple Tattoo
For many breast cancer survivors tattooing may be the final step in their breast reconstruction journey and is also considered by those with areola colour loss. Following mastectomy and breast reconstruction, Nipple Areola Complex (NAC) re-pigmentation can provide significant psychological benefits to the patient.
If you have had a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, you may have been left without areola or sometimes nipples. Alternatively, it may be that you have naturally pale or faded areola. In all of these cases, medical tattooing can can be used to create stunning and realistic looking reconstructions for you.
Replicate the appearance of 3D realistic looking areola and even create the illusion of nipple protrusion.
Reposition, recolour or reshape the overall appearance of NAC.
Reduce the appearance of radiotherapy marks.
Diffuse scarring from mastectomies, breast uplifts / reductions and other types of breast surgery.
Over a series of sessions, our Nipple Areola Complex (NAC) Tattooing can add layers of colour and redefine a shape . If the area is Bi-Lateral we will take into account skin tone to provide you with the most natural colour possible. For a Uni-lateral patient we will simply chose the closest colour match.
How long will it take?
Areola tattooing typically takes 3 sessions and your appointments may take up to 2.5 hours. Camouflaging of breast scars generally takes 2-4 sessions and about an hour to treat.
What happens during the consultation?
We’ll chat through exactly what you’d like the end result to be. This will include looking at your areola shape, size, placement and colourings. Then your specialist will ‘pre-draw’ the areola and nipple complex using temporary markers and perfectly match the pigment shades to your skin. This is to make sure the correct style and colours are chosen and the finished result is as natural as possible.
What will happen during treatment?
Your specialist will skilfully infuse the colour into your skin while carefully tracing over the pre-drawn template that you’ve chosen.
Will it hurt?
We want you to be completely comfortable during the treatment. If you still have sensation following your surgery, we’ll make sure numbing agents are applied and continually check how you’re feeling. Our clients usually describe the discomfort as no more than 3 out of 10.
Will I be able to go back to work straight afterwards?
Absolutely. Typically the area around your treatment may be slightly red for 36 hours and we apply a sterile dressing, which you wear under your clothes for up to 5 days.
How much does a nipple tattoo procedure cost?
Prices start at £99 per session / areola. If you are considering creating or enhancing the look of your areola, contact us today to discuss your nipple tattoo procedure.