Nipple Areola Tattooing After Breast Reconstruction
Before & After Photos
Surgeries performed by renowned plastic surgeons of East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery
Nipple Reconstruction is often intended for women who lost one or both nipples to a mastectomy or lumpectomy, and may be performed at the time of breast reconstruction, or as a follow-up procedure. The nipple shape is recreated with a flap of skin on the reconstructed breast. For reconstruction of the areola, skin is either taken from other body parts and grafted, or, more commonly, the areola is made from the tissue used for the breast reconstruction. Once healing is complete, the area is tattooed to approximate a match to the natural areola.