Psychological Effects of Mastectomy for a Woman
A woman’s self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts, therefore, a missing areola after breast reconstruction surgery can be psychologically devastating. At Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics, your Atlanta permanent cosmetics professional, we help women regain hope, wholeness, and self-confidence through the healing art of areola tattooing.
Psychological Effects of Mastectomy for a Man
A man’s self-image can also be affected by the appearance of his chest and areolas. Restoring the natural look of his areolas through the healing art of areola tattooing provides a sense of “normalcy” for a man after a mastectomy or gynecomastia.
Can we get color back to my areola? Is this the same as a nipple tattoo?
This advanced paramedical tattoo procedure requires extensive education, training, and experience. An areola tattoo or 3d areola tattoo restores color and nipple to the breast following mastectomy/breast reconstruction. Most often done in combination with scar revision treatments which minimizes the appearance of surgical scars after a mastectomy or breast reconstruction, the final result is a hyper-realistic areolas and healthy smooth skin. Scar revision treatments help with even color retention in areola tattooing.
Hyper-realistic three-dimensional appearance of nipple and areola can be achieved with 3D areola tattoos. These healing tattoos do shift the focus away from scars and restore the areolas to a more natural appearance after breast reconstruction surgery.
Areolas play an important role in the aesthetic look of breasts in both women and men. Patients feel the areola tattooing process helps them feel “whole” and “normal” after surgery. Returning to health both physically and emotionally makes a world of difference to the self-esteem of survivors. If you would like to donate and help someone receive an areola tattoo, please visit our non-profit www.hoperestorationfoundation.org.