Semi Permanent AREOLA RECONSTRUCTION
For women and men who have undergone breast surgery, or who may have irregular, uneven or fading areolas. With MicroBeauty by Kaylen, semi-permanent areola reconstruction, you can reshape areolas and add the correct pigment color back in to restore the natural beauty of your breasts. Have them look symmetrical once again so you can regain confidence!
Areola/Nipple tattooing typically takes less than an hour. I can mix pigments to create a color that nicely compliments your skin tone. The choice of areola/nipple color can be slightly darker or lighter depending on an individual’s preference. Different techniques will be used for different clients!
Semi-permanent Areola Reconstruction Techniques:
- Areola-Nipple Complex Reconstruction: This procedure is for patients who have had breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Special techniques and color pigments are used to create the appearance of an areola. For a unilateral mastectomy patient, this process helps the reconstructed breast to match the natural breast. For patients with bilateral breast reconstruction, both areolas are recreated. Areola complex simulation can be achieved with or without a nipple button.
- Areola Scar Camouflage: Many breast operations require one or more incisions at or around the edge of the areola which may produce scarring. The most common peri-areolar scars are from breast augmentation or reduction surgeries. A scar’s appearance can be softened, blended, or reduced by tattooing the areola scar using corrective pigment camouflage techniques.
- Areola Size or Color Adjustment: The color of an areola can be darkened, balanced, or enhanced with tattooing. The process helps women who have discolored or lightened areolas after breastfeeding or patients who have had areola graft surgery. Patients with skin discoloration disorders (e.g. Vitiligo) can also benefit from areola tattooing. Also, individuals who have not had breast surgery but are self-conscious about their areola color or size (too light or too small) may choose this procedure to adjust their appearance.
During the first week after tattooing, your tattoo will look red and irritated and the color may look much darker than you originally chose. Please be patient as the color will fade as the skin begins to heal.
Redness, weeping, and oozing are all normal. Pain should be minimal but you may take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen according to package instructions if needed. Increasing pain or pain not relieved by the above medications should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Keep the tattooed area moist with Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment for 5 days. Apply as needed, 2 or 3 times per day and cover with gauze to protect your clothing. These items may be purchased at your local grocery or drug store.
After 5 days you may switch to Aquaphor ointment. This is usually found in the drug section of any grocery store. Apply this as needed 2-3 times per day until the wound is healed. You may still need to apply gauze to protect your clothing.
The tattoo area will slowly dry and peel. This is also normal and may take up to 3 weeks to heal completely.
You may resume all regular activity including eating, drinking and exercising immediately following your procedure.
You may shower immediately following your procedure but please refrain from soaking in water; including bath tubs, swimming pools and hot tubs for three (3) weeks.
Increasing pain, redness, red streaks, warmth, or fever should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Please make an appointment for a follow-up visit approximately 4-6 weeks after initial procedure.
MicroBeauty by Kaylen, semi-permanent areola reconstruction procedure is virtually painless, and the whole experience is a truly customizable procedure. If you're not sure if this procedure is right for you, I encourage you to come in for a consultation today. I can absolutely see you to answer all your questions and determine what is appropriate for you. Call/Text Kaylen 336.549.5822