This is the final stage of breast reconstruction. For women who have had mastectomies, other breast surgery, or who may have irregular or fading areolas. Helping to restore the natural beauty of your breasts, so you can regain confidence and self-esteem after such a challenging time.

It is a speciality area of medical tattooing, that requires advanced education, training and experience, for women who have lost one or both nipples through surgery or trauma. By using advanced paramedical tattooing techniques, the appearance of the nipple can be restored. 

Since a women's self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts, a missing areola can be psychologically devastating. Client's feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery to look complete.

3D Areola is applied with a shadowing technique, so that the nipple has an erect effect, making it look very realistic. Even the Montgomery glands, the little bumps around the areola are tattooed for a more realistic look. 

This treatment is also used for Vitiligo of the Areola, where white patches of skin appear on the areola. This happens because the cells that make the pigment (colour) in the skin are destroyed. The treatment is for men and women and can also correct areola shape.


Frequently asked questions

When can i have a treatment? How long after surgery?

6 months after, when the tattoo area has direct scar involvement. This allows and sutures to dissolve, scars to mature and settling of the breasts to take place. The tattoo should be the LAST step of your breast reconstruction.

What should i expect at my appointment? and how long is the treatment?

We will discuss your expectations and any concerns that you might have. Consent and medical history will be taken, as well as before and after photos. The treatment will take approximately 2-3 hours.

What is the treatment process?

Pigment is implanted into the skin by small needles, that puncture the skin at a high frequency. The pigment is left behind in the skin and the skin heals, creating a natural 3D nipple areola. Each client will have an indepth consultation, to discuss the best colour, size and shape. The actual tattooing will take about 30-45 mins per nipple. The area will have slight redness and feel similar to sunburn, for a few days post treatment. You will recieve full aftercare to follow.

Does the tattoo fade?

Yes, in varying degrees. Initially the pigment will look very bright and darker than it will actually heal. But as the skin heals, the skin cells that were damaged from the trauma of the tattooing process, are shed and replaced by new pigment cells. Most of the time the treatment is complete in one sitting, however it can require two sittings to get things perfect. Your tattoo will start to peel/scab in 3-7 days and usually finishes this cycle by 2 weeks

Is it safe? and does it hurt?

Yes it is safe, no treatment comes without any risks involved. Every client has a different pain threshold. There usually is decreased sensation of the skin, depending on the type of breast reconstruction you have had.


Bella Mai 3D Areola Tattooing Treatment Essex
Bella Mai 3D Areola Tattooing Treatment Essex
Bella Mai 3D Areola Tattooing Treatment Essex
Bella Mai 3D Areola Tattooing Treatment Essex
Bella Mai 3D Areola Tattooing Treatment Essex


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