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PATIENTS EXPRESS LONG-TERM SATISFACTION WITH NIPPLE-AREOLA TATTOOING

In good news for breast cancer survivors, look treatment a new survey of women who underwent paramedical tattooing to create nipple-areolas as part of breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy found a high rate of long-term patient satisfaction. Published in theAnnals of Plastic Surgery, the report demonstrates acceptance by both the medical community and breast cancer patients of nipple-areola tattooing as a viable alternative to additional surgery in breast reconstruction.\n\nSix years following paramedical tattooing, fully 84% of the women surveyed continued to rate their nipple-areola tattoo as satisfactorily pleasing in appearance; and 86% of patients agreed they would again choose a nipple-areola tattoo over other possible breast reconstruction options. Two to six years post surgery, more than half of the women (57%) surveyed reported that their nipple-areola tattoo still looked like a normal areola. Fewer than 3% reported problems with rash or infection post-procedure.\n\nWhile 60% of tattoos in the study were marginally lighter in coloration than the natural areola, only 10% required any touching up to correct for excessive fading. The Whitney Center has developed a procedure that minimizes potential fading of nipple-areola tattoos. By implanting a second layer of pigments six weeks after the initial implantation of permanent cosmetics, we are able to increase color retention and tattoo longevity. We have received no complaints about premature fading from her nipple-areola patients. In fact, our clients have been amazed by the realism and illusion of nipple protrusion achieved by our unique artistry and expert tattooing technique.

Are Medical Tattoos Really Permanent?

Medical or paramedical tattooing is the permanent placement of a tattoo for medical and cosmetic purposes.\n\nThis is a form of permanent cosmetics used to color and enhance the skin. The paramedical tattooing process is used extensively to color hypopigmentation in the whitened areas of the skin. The process is used on people of all skin types and colors to even out the skin tones or to cover scars or other imperfections.\n\nThe tattoo technicians match the skin tones by applying the flesh pigmentation to the designated white areas. If the color fades over time, ed the client can return for a refresh application.\n\nParamedical tattooing is often used in breast reconstruction surgery, order  restoring the areola around the nipple to its natural appearance. The experienced medical tattoo artist works with the patient and surgeon to find the right skin colors and size for this part of breast reconstruction.\n\nPermanent tattoos are also used for enhanced cosmetic appearance. This includes eyebrows for people with very light hair in their eyebrow area. A permanent tattoo of eyeliner eliminates the need for applying it everyday. Many people in the entertainment business and modeling come to us at the Whitney Center for Permanent Cosmetics for this procedure. We can also apply permanent lip color. Complete permanent face make-up is also available using the tattoo process.\n\nMen use our services for scar and hair transplant harvesting site coverage. They also request permanent eyebrow and eyeliner tattooing.\n\nThe experienced professional tattoo artists at the Whitney Center work privately with clients in our centers in New York and Florida. Call us today for your consultation.