Areola Micropigmentation can be a great option for clients who would like to start over after a mastectomy, or who would like to hide any areola scarring. It is a cosmetic tattooing procedure, the final stage of breast reconstruction, and it is often considered by those with no areola or with areola color loss.
The areola’s appearance plays a vital role in a man or woman’s self-image. That’s why for many clients, areola micropigmentation starts the beginning of a new chapter.
Areola Micropigmentation is a safe procedure with a high satisfaction rate. After nipple reconstruction is completed, 6-12 weeks after surgery the permanent makeup process can begin. It can be a single session procedure, however multiple sessions may be required. This varies by patient. As with all permanent makeup procedures, a follow up visit is required 4-6 weeks post procedure. Color retention can be affected by radiotherapy, existing scar tissue, medications, and other existing medical issues.
Areola Micropigmentation is perfect for people who have:
Areola color loss
Uneven or small areola
Breast reconstruction with no areola
Scarring around the areola
The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires insurance companies to cover post mastectomy reconstruction, including areola tattooing. Insurance companies may reimburse some of the cost of the procedure, but this is not guaranteed. It is up to the patient to submit the claim post procedure. Insurance company requirements may vary, so when speaking to them be sure to ask all pertinent information needed to facilitate your claim.