3D Nipple Tattooing3D Nipple Tattooing Done by Anastasia Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa in Sewickley, PA
Breast cancer threatens the lives of thousands of women every year. Mastectomies saves lives of women affected by breast cancer, but often leave them deprived of any remaining breast tissue. Following this, many women will opt for reconstruction. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Wooten can sculpt new breasts for those that lost theirs to cancer. 3D Nipple Tattooing is often performed in conjunction with a breast reconstruction to create the illusion of a nipple atop the reconstructed breast.
Done well, 3D Nipple Tattooing will mimic the colors and variation of a natural nipple.
- Those who have lost their nipple(s) to breast cancer
- Those who may wish to darken or change the color of their natural nipples
Prior to treatment, you will be numbed (and a topical numbing agent will be frequently reapplied throughout the procedure). Then, it will be time to design the nipple. It would be helpful if you have a photo of what your nipples used to look like – as a point of refence for color and size. Then, Anastasia will tattoo the nipple. The 3D approach means that she will use shading techniques to make it appear as the though the nipple protrudes from the skin, just like a real nipple! Anastasia uses inly iron oxide pigments made here in the USA that are compliant with the standards set by the SPCP.
Recovery Following 3D Nipple Tattooing
The recovery following nipple tattooing is rather matter-of-fact. You will be sent home with post-operative care instructions and packets of antibiotic ointment and healing ointment. You will receive instructions on how to clean and care for the newly tattooed nipple.