Reconstructive Micro Pigmentation (also know as Reconstructive Tattooing)
Reconstructive Micro Pigmentation - helps to hide the scars of breast reconstructive surgery and to make the areola and nipple look more natural.
Shirley does referral work for the Canterbury District Health Board, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit.
Mr Barnaby Nye - FRACS - Clinical Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Mr Stewart Sinclair - FRACS - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Sally Langley - FRACS - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Mr Chris Porter - FRACS - Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Following breast reconstruction a new nipple and areola can be created using a procedure called intradermal tattooing. the procedure involves the permanent marking of the skin with colour pigments and is used to compliment the surgical reconstruction of the nipple. Many women that this improves the cosmetic appearance of the breast and this procedure enhances their quality of life.
The skin on this areola and nipple was taken from the back. With micro pigmentation I was able to match it to the other breast and reduce the scarring at the same time by using an Environ product.
It is normal to expect some temporary inflammation around the area being treated for the first day or so. As part of the healing process the skin that is treated crusts slightly and some slight peeling of the skin is normal. Over a period of time the colour of the treated area may fade due to lightening of the colour pigments and the procedure may need to be enhanced.
The pigments used in Micro Pigmentation are made from safe, generally non-reactive compounds approved by the FDA. Each colour is individually mixed for customised results that are designed to look natural for your skin type. The results are immediate however the full result will be seen in approximately three weeks.
You should be able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure; however, use of cosmetics, excessive perspiration and exposure to the sun should be avoided until the area is fully healed.