Clinical Micropigmentation

Reconstructive areola micropigmentation

Areola Micropigmentation is a specialist service provided by MediTatt. Micropigmentation is a non-surgical procedure enhancing breast reconstruction by creating a natural looking, three-dimensional nipple areola complex for women who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery.

Following breast reconstruction surgery

This complex intradermal pigmentation and 3-D nipple areola restoration, helps women to recover physically and emotionally from the scars of breast cancer. Clinical micropigmentation of the nipple areola complex is a highly specialised area of cosmetic tattooing that requires advanced education, training, and experience.

About the Services Provided

In-clinic Consultation

First you must complete our online pre-screening consultation survey. If you meet the requirements for a consultation you will be directed to our online booking system to schedule your in-clinic consultation. At this appointment we get to meet one another to discuss your individual requirements

Procedural Appointment

Our specialised micropigmentation techniques, re-create the colour and shape of your nipple areola complex to help restore your nipple areola to a more natural looking colour and shape. Each step of this process is highly considered, individualised and tailored for your own unique circumstances.

Follow-Up Appointment

The follow-up procedure is a very important final step towards the completion of your procedure and is an extremely important step  in  achieving the best possible result.

Treatment Specialties

What do our clients say?

I was referred to MediTatt by my surgeon because Chris is the BEST. It is evident from the first phone call that Christine is a complete professional. She explained every step in fine detail and provided the most amazing information to help me understand what was going to happen as I was scared by the word TATTOO. When we met for the consultation, she was exactly the same in person and made me feel at ease immediately, you get a sense she is well educated and knows her stuff. Everything happened exactly as she described and she followed up to see if I had any questions and freely made herself available. Her work is so beautiful, I can't express how deeply happy I am and how this last part can make such a HUGE difference emotionally. Chris is so kind, caring, warm and friendly and has made this part such a great experience. Thank you
Areola Micropigmentation
Maria
I had procrastinated about areola tattooing for over a year, if it wasn't for my surgeon pushing the issue for me to complete my journey, I may never have made the appointment with Chris from MediTatt. After everything I've been through, I didn't really want to have another procedure, however, I did want to put an end to the whole breast cancer idea in my mind. After my very first conversation with Chris, I knew she was the right person for me, she was so caring and professional. After the first procedure I cried because I didn't realise that it would affect me in such an emotional way seeing my new normal for the first time. It really does look real. I'm forever grateful to Chris for what she has done, and she comes highly recommended by all that know her, including me too.
Areola Micropigmentation
Michelle

common questions

In the months following reconstruction surgery, women can decide to restore the appearance of their missing nipples and areolas with a nipple reconstruction procedure or 3D tattoos. During a nipple reconstruction procedure, a surgeon uses skin from the breast mound to rebuild the nipple; whereas, a 3D tattoo adds colour to the nipple and areola areas. A woman can select one, both or neither of these optional procedures.

3-D tattoo or micropigmentation uses pigments to replicate the areola on a woman’s reconstructed breast. It uses colour palette of light and dark pigments to create a 3D illusion and make it appear that the woman has an areola and nipple after they have been removed during surgery. The pigments are colour-matched to each individual patient, and the goal is to restore the natural appearance of the breast.

No, most times 3-D tattooing is a comfortable, nearly pain-free procedure for women because most often the reconstructed breasts don’t have much sensation after a mastectomy. Aftercare involves some wound healing protocols. MediTatt provides aftercare instructions and products to care for the wound site. 

For most women, the procedure is completed in-clinic over the course of two visits, occasionally, in a third visit may be required. The initial visit takes approx. two hours. That’s when the woman works with the our provider to select pigments and determine the position and size of the areolas. Then the tattooing is performed. The second visit is scheduled approximately 12 weeks later for a 2nd procedure, evaluation and refinement of the site.

Some women have said that their breasts appear incomplete without nipples or areolas, similar to a face without a nose. Tattooed areolas and nipples help women focus less on what is missing and eliminate the constant visual reminder of their cancer journeys.

Many women also have reported that it improves intimacy with their partners because it helps partners feel more comfortable with their new breasts. Also, it distracts away from any scarring and leads the eye to a new focal point rather than just the scars across the breasts.

It’s important that a woman has completed all of her reconstruction surgeries and cancer treatments before getting a 3D tattoo. We usually wait about three months after completion of reconstruction to make sure that all incisions have healed properly, and allow time for the new breast tissue or implants to settle into their natural positions.

3D tattoos are not only for women with a recent cancer journey. The procedure also is available for women who have had mastectomy surgeries years ― or even decades ― ago when 3D tattooing wasn’t available.

The cost is divided into individual payments for each appointment

You will find us at; suite 34, 184 Rokeby Road Subiaco. We are located on Level 1,  Crossways Shopping Centre.  Our office is by appointment only. 

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For most women, the procedure is completed in-clinic over the course of two visits, occasionally, in a third visit may be required. The initial visit takes approx. two hours. That’s when the woman works with the our provider to select pigments and determine the position and size of the areolas. Then the tattooing is performed. The second visit is scheduled approximately 12 weeks later for a 2nd procedure, evaluation and refinement of the site.

Typically, 3-D tattoos are not covered by private insurance, but women are encouraged to check with their health care insurance providers regarding coverage.

No this is not possible as we only tattoo into the papillary dermis, this is just below the epidermis and there is still several layers of tissue covering your implant

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