3D Nipple & Areola Tattooing At Midwest Plastic Surgery
Mastectomy restoration is a growing service that has an increasing demand as more and more women and even some men face the battle against breast caner. For patients in the Chicago area, they can receive a new treatment to help with the cosmetic needs following breast surgery- Nipple tattoo reconstruction. At Midwest Plastic Surgery we are pleased to be introducing this new service to our patients.
How Can Nipple Tattoos Benefit Me?
Instead of opting to go for the expensive reconstructive surgery of using tissue to rebuild a nipple, there is a growing number of women who are choosing instead to have a nipple simply tattooed over the reconstructed breast. This gives the appearance of a nipple without all the tissue and reconstruction required with typical nipple surgery. Some women decide that they want to make a statement or carry a special message with them after their battle so they decide to have some sort of meaningful image tattooed there instead of the typical nipple. A breast cancer survivor for example may get a pink cancer ribbon tattooed there instead.
The most realistic results can be achieved by using 3D tattooing practices that paint a picture of a nipple onto the breast. It uses multiple shades and layers of tattooing to gives a very realistic look yet it is flat with no physical dimension. Despite the flat nature of these tattoos they can look quite real, though they look best when viewed from a distance. A tattoo artist who has experience working with nipple tattoos and reconstruction tattoos can use a wide range of colors to create a tattoo that matches skin tone and existing nipples almost perfectly. Generally it can be done in one session but in some cases touch up sessions may be needed over time to maintain the realistic look and to adjust the tattoo for changes in the body. 3-D tattoos are permanent and a safe cheaper option for those who want an alternative to reconstructive surgery.
Following Breast Surgery
At Midwest Plastic Surgery we have a team of staff committed to helping you get back to your life following breast surgery. Because the reconstructed breast are usually lacking the same nerve ending as before nipple tattoos generally do not hurt and are easy to have done. If you don’t want to go through reconstructive surgery but still want a realistic looking nipple, consider the affordable option of a nipple tattoo.
Consulting With Dr. Kouris
Dr. Kouris’ staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your 3-d nipple tattoo consultation with the doctor. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.