Breast reconstruction surgery can be a transformative and empowering experience for breast cancer survivors. For many, the procedure helps them regain their confidence after an incredibly difficult experience.

However, some women may still feel incomplete after breast reconstruction because of the absence of nipples and/or areolas on their breasts. For these women, the areola tattooing available from Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers a way to regain a natural appearance.

1. Restoring a Natural Appearance

For breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy or breast reconstruction, the absence of nipples and areolas can impact their self-confidence or feelings of femininity.

Areola tattooing provides a way to construct a natural-looking nipple and areola on the reconstructed breast. The skilled medical tattooists at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery use advanced techniques to create photo-realistic results, blending and feathering the pigments for a natural appearance.

2. Enhancing Emotional Well-Being

The lack of an areola can be distressing for many women, affecting their emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Areola tattooing helps women regain a sense of femininity.

This enhancement can also positively impact their self-esteem, physical intimacy with a partner, and overall mental health. In some cases, areola tattooing can play an important role in the healing journey of breast cancer survivors.

2. A Final Step in Reclaiming Health and Body

For many breast cancer survivors, the journey through diagnosis, treatment, and reconstruction is long, painful and profoundly challenging. Areola tattooing is often considered the final step in reclaiming their health and bodies.

The procedure helps patients feel complete with their breast reconstruction results. Whether they’ve had a nipple-sparing mastectomy or opted for a non-nipple-sparing mastectomy, areola tattooing can be a valuable addition.

Schedule a Consultation Today 

If you have undergone breast reconstruction and desire a natural-looking areola, the medical tattooing at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery could be a viable option. The medical tattooing team will assess your case and work to achieve the best possible results. Contact the office at (512) 815-0123 or send a message online to arrange a consultation.

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