August 2, 2018
It is estimated 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop an invasive form of breast cancer during their lifetime. While the rates of new cases have significantly declined since 2000, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. In addition to chemotherapy, the survival rate is largely due to the use of a mastectomy, which involves removing the diseased tissue. While it is effective, many women are left feeling insecure about their appearance. To improve their confidence more than half choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery. In addition to rebuilding the tissue, many are also turning to a 3D nipple tattoo in Tysons Corner.
What is a 3D Nipple Tattoo?
Roughly 231,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Many will require the removal of the diseased tissue, which can often include the nipples and areolas. To repair the damage, reconstructive surgery is used, often involving breast implants. While the shape of the breasts can be restored, many women feel they do not look realistic because they can appear flat and off-color due to the lack of a nipple and areola.
3D nipple tattoos are becoming a common solution to solve this problem. Instead of using tissue to restore rebuild it, a nipple or meaningful image is tattooed. As a defining focal point of the breast, oscillating needles coated with pigment are inserted into the skin to create a lifelike appearance.
Essentially, a “picture” of a nipple is tattooed onto the skin. While it does not have any physical dimension, it looks extremely realistic using a wide range of colors to create a 3D effect. After just one session, a new nipple and areola are designed without surgery or an invasive procedure.
What are the Benefits of Nipple Tattoos?
Nipple tattoos can be used for those who have previously had the area reconstructed to add color to the new tissue. After the initial surgery, the 3D tattoo is applied directly to it. This helps to contour the tissues to produce a smoother appearance. For those who have had a double mastectomy, the tattoos will help to promote symmetry. Not to mention, they can often hide scars from previous surgeries.
The simple treatment has helped numerous women feel whole again by restoring their confidence and self-esteem with a realistic look to the breast tissue. As the final touch to a reconstructive procedure, it can have a lasting emotional impact on the lives of breast cancer survivors.
Feel Whole Again with a 3D Nipple
If you are considering a nipple tattoo and have yet to undergo your reconstructive surgery, it is best to let your surgeon known about your plans. This will help them determine the ideal location for incisions to ensure the best results possible after receiving your new nipple.
Improve your confidence and quality of life today. See if 3D nipple tattoo in Tysons Corner is right for you!
About Lizeth Alvarado
Lizeth Alvarado strives to help her patients love themselves. She takes her artistic abilities to the next level to help breast cancer survivors restore their confidence with 3D nipple tattoos. If you have undergone a mastectomy, she can help restore a realistic appearance to help you love your body. Contact Epic Beauty today to schedule your consultation.
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