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PROCEDURES / BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Approaches to Areola ReconstructionWhen it comes to areola reconstruction, there are two broad approaches. There is a noninvasive medical tattooing option and a more realistic surgical nipple reconstruction, plus cosmetic tattooing
Surgical Nipple Reconstruction
3-D Cosmetic Tattooing
|Surgical reconstruction through skin grafting entails the use of a piece of skin from the patient’s body to create a new nipple, while tattooing fills in the areola pigment.This can be done as a standalone procedure or as part of a more extensive breast reconstruction surgery.||Medical tattooing is a non-surgical option. This technique uses specialized pigments to simulate the appearance of a natural areola. Artists use many different methods to duplicate the visual texture and natural color variations.|
Exceptional Care and Precision: Harris Plastic Surgery’s Total Patient Approach
When it comes to areola reconstruction, the devil is in the details. There’s limited space to work with, and even the slightest mistake can throw the whole aesthetic off balance. You need a plastic surgeon with an artist’s eye. Dr. Stephen Harris provides that through a collaborative, detailed approach to patient care.
You will meet with Dr. Harris for your initial consultation, during which he will provide details about areola or breast reconstruction if you’re pursuing the entire surgery. Different techniques and options will be explained in detail, including medical tattooing and surgical nipple reconstruction. Patients are also introduced to various aspects such as color matching, size considerations, and the timeline for this essential step in breast reconstruction.
The areola reconstruction process at Harris Plastic Surgery involves a personalized assessment for each patient. Dr. Harris will review your information, your measurements, and your individual preferences. This step-by-step approach ensures that the reconstructed areola aligns perfectly with each patient’s unique expectations.
Dr. Harris will follow a detailed surgical plan to recreate your areolas, adhering to stringent protocols to prevent potential bacterial contamination of the reconstructed area. This approach is designed to reduce the risk of complications like irregular scar tissue formation, ensuring a natural and long-lasting result.
Areola reconstruction surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. To promote a faster postoperative recovery and reduce the need for strong pain medications, a long-acting local anesthetic is administered.
If you’re considering areola reconstruction or total breast reconstruction surgery, Harris Plastic Surgery can help. Dr. Harris takes a detailed, thorough approach to ensure you achieve the natural results you desire. With his total approach to patient care, you can trust that you’re in capable hands throughout your journey.