“For you ladies out there who have had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer, I highly recommend Tonya for Areolas Restoration. She did mine and I have wonderful results. The finished look is a very natural appearance. Tonya is very professional, particular about her work and puts you at ease during the session. She really wants her clients to look good. Thanks Tonya for the great lift to my spirits.” – M.B.
Areola re-pigmentation & nipple restoration
Help after breast surgery
The areola is part of the human breast in both women and men. It is a circular area of skin around the nipple that is often darker and thicker than the surrounding skin. The areola plays a key role in the aesthetic look of a breast. Since a woman’s self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts, a missing areola can be psychologically devastating. A woman can survive breast cancer after undergoing a mastectomy, and she can regain her figure with a breast reconstruction. However, she may not feel “complete” without an areola. A woman can become emotionally distressed from a scarred areola as well. A man’s self-esteem can also be lowered by the appearance of his chest and breasts. Areola tattooing provides the “finishing touch” after breast surgery. Clients feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again.
What causes areola acars
Surgical procedures on the breast can create a scar if they require an incision at or around the edge of the areola. The scar that is left is called a peri-areolar scar. Some breast surgeries also create a vertical scar from the nipple through the lower portion of the breast that may need to be camouflaged. The following are breast surgical procedures that may create a scar: Breast Augmentation or Enlargement (Augmentation Mammoplasty); Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty); Breast Lift (Mastopexy); and Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia).
Areola pigmentation can usually be performed as soon as 6 months after surgery.
Does is hurt
If you have had a breast implant and regained some breast skin sensation, Tonya will use topical anesthetic. Most patients with flap reconstruction have little sensation. After drawing the outline of the areola, Tonya will place the tattooing instrument against your breast. You may feel a pushing and vibrating sensation, as many small needles transfer pigment into your skin. The entire process can take as little as 30 minutes.
Choosing a color
All skin undertones are different, Tonya does not adhere to a “one size fits all” makeup system. She works with your skin’s undertone to give you the best natural results based on the color and undertones of your skin. Tonya will choose the color that is perfect for you.
How long does it last
The results will last about 18 months. Permanent make up is “semi” and client results will vary. Commonly you will need a touchup at 1-2 years. Generally the results are amazing but will depend on your own skin type, texture and oiliness. After care must be taken seriously!
How long does it take
Your procedure is broken up into two appointments – the first appointment and then 4 to 6 weeks later, a perfecting session.
Aftercare will be discussed at your appointment, and you will leave with an aftercare goodie bag with instructions This includes everything needed to successfully take care of your areola’s and achieve the best healed results.
Although you will not need to take time off from work, you should keep your recovery period and after care in mind when scheduling your procedure appointments around work, social, or travel plans.
$600 – Includes your first procedure and your 4-6 week perfecting session and a soft comfortable ice pack.
Occasionally a 3rd session is needed to get desired results. This can be due to health reasons and skin related issues and is unpredictable. A $100 set up fee will apply and must be completed within 2 months of second appointment. Regular Touch up prices is $175 and goes up at 2 years.
Grants are available to those who cannot afford the areola service in full.
Each year Tonya will choose 3 candidates. This could be a full Grant or partial. Candidates can submit a short version of their story and why they feel they should receive the grant. This is private unless client states otherwise. Grant clients pictures maybe discreetly used in training and or advertising.
Future touch-up costs
$190 – Full Color Refresher within 1-2 years
$225 – After 2 years since last visit
$350 – After 3 years since last visit
Full Price – After 4 years
$50 – Hybrid add on technique