THIS is one of the best parts of my job. This is a service that I love to offer because of the positive impact that it has on the client.
Paramedical tattooing is typically referred to as Areola Tattooing and is for women who have undergone mastectomies or lumpectomies and have had to have part of, or their whole areal removed due to breast cancer.
In some cases, and more commonly now, after the breast has been removed the doctor will recreate the raised nipple with a small piece of skin from somewhere else on the body.
Having a recreated nipple makes the tattooing look natural but isn’t completely necessary for a life-like finish. For someone who doesn’t have a recreated nipple, we can construct the appearance of a raised nipple with shapes and colours.
Paramedical tattooing isn’t just limited to breast cancer survivors, it can be for anyone who wants to change the appearance of their areolas, or has scar tissue that is discolored.
If you are considering paramedical tattooing, we recommend visiting us for a consultation prior to your appointment to assess suitability for the treatment, and to talk about shape, colour and your ideal outcome.
Everything discussed in your consultation is revisited at the start of your treatment to confirm shape and colour, it is important to mention that we stencil on the outline before beginning the treatment to confirm positioning and size as well.
The whole procedure for one areola reconstruction can take up to 2 hours, and for 2 reconstructions it can take up to 3 hours.
During the treatment process we do offer the use of numbing cream to help ease any sensitivities for clients. Usually the use of numbing cream is up to the client as some women have had all nerve endings removed and don’t have any sensation left in their breast.
If this is something you would like to know more about or you would like to organise a consultation, please send me an email, I would love to help.