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Areola and Nipple Tattooing

PRE-PROCEDURE- Thinking ahead, there are a few things to do prior to your Mastectomy that will help with your areola nipple tattooing procedure.

*Take before pictures

*Think about your areola color and write it down

*Note the size of your breast and areola

WHAT TO EXPECT- The day of the procedure, wear a comfortable bra and bring any photos of your breast(s) prior to surgery. If you have them, however this is not needed.

Will I have pain during the procedure?

No. 98% of the time, there is no pain in the reconstructed breast. For the other 2%, we will apply a topical anesthetic so there is little to no pain.

Color choice and size of my areola:

Sandra will work with you to determine color and size by first drawing impermanently on the area. Once the color and size are agreed upon, Sandra will create dimension with color and shading, giving you a realistic nipple and areola. When the procedure is finished you will be amazed with the results!


The area will be covered with dressings and you will be given your aftercare instructions.

Will I need another appointment?