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Areola Pigmentation

Re-pigmentation of the areola is primarily done to restore color to the breast following a mastectomy.

Areola Pigmentation

Re-pigmentation of the areola is primarily done to restore color to the breast following a mastectomy. It is the process by which a medical tattoo artist implants pigment into the skin surrounding the nipple of a breast following breast & nipple reconstruction due to breast cancer. The medical tattoo artist first draws on the areola using a custom blended pigment color that best matches the patients coloring then, after the patient and the medical tattoo artist are satisfied with the size, shape and color of the new areola, the medical tattoo artist implants the pigment into the skin.

The goal of areola re-pigmentation is to create the illusion of a three-dimensional, nipple/areola complex or can achieve a natural -looking effect when enlarging or perfecting the areolas that you have. These procedures, coupled with scar camouflage, will give you confidence and peace of mind in those intimate situations when you might otherwise feel uncomfortable.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes per side and is usually painless. If the patient feels any discomfort topical anesthetic is applied as needed. There are very few restrictions following the procedure and they are as follows:

  • No running or aerobics for one week. Walking or cycling is fine.
  • No swimming or jacuzzi for one week.
  • The patient will need to keep the treated area occluded with Vaseline or A & D ointment for one week following the procedure.
  • Occasionally a second application of pigment is needed in order to achieve the desired result.

Areola Pigmentation Pricing


10% discount for cash payment.

Areola Pigmentation
(per breast)
$ 180

If the cost of your procedure includes a touch-up, please make sure it is scheduled 10-12 weeks after the initial procedure.*

*Failure to have your touch-up done within the specified period of time will result in additional costs.

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