As a woman, your breasts are a symbol of your femininity. For many women who have breast cancer and choose to have their breasts removed, it can take not only a physical toll on the body, but can also result in emotional turmoil for these women as well. Austin, TX area women who are considering breast reconstruction following removal may want to not only ask about implants to restore their breasts, but areola tattooing.  

What is areola tattooing? 

Drs. Christine Fisher and Silvia Kurtovic describe areola tattooing as a way of restoring the appearance of the breasts following breast removal. During breast reconstruction, the nipples are no longer present. Due to this, many women feel embarrassed by the appearance of their breasts, even after they’ve been restored following breast removal. Areola tattooing is a service offered by our team at Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to help create the illusion of a nipple using a specialized 3D-styled tattoo. 

Will my areola tattoo look natural? 

With medical-grade tattoo services, tattoo artists are experienced in replicating the appearance of a natural nipple on the fully-healed breasts. When possible, during construction, a nipple mound will be left which can prepare the breast for the 3D tattoo later on. This gives women the option to move forward with aesthetic tattooing to restore the appearance of their nipples even after removal. At Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, patients can ask to see before and after photos of our areola tattooing patients to get an idea of what they can expect from their procedure. We take this time to answer any questions a woman might have about this cosmetic solution. 

Schedule a consultation with our team today 

Drs. Christine Fisher and Silvia Kurtovic of Austin, TX are here to help patients with a wide range of facial and body plastic surgeries. If you are considering breast reconstruction or areola tattooing, we welcome you to book a consultation visit at Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today by calling 512-815-0123. Our facility, located at 2905 San Gabriel Street, Suite #100, is open to new patients in the area who are considering solutions following breast cancer and breast removal. 

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