Exotic as it may seem, the procedure of areolae repigmentation is growing more popular. Today the areas of its implementation are not restricted to after-cancer breast reconstruction only, although this one is indeed the most demanded. Any surgery resulting in a breast incision will inevitably leave a scar that is to be concealed with areola repigmentation. The latter is especially true for the following cases:
– Cresent scar after augmentation mammoplasty
– Anchor, vertical or horizontal breast reduction scars after reduction mammoplasty
– Benelli, or periareolar breast lift scar after mastopexy
– Vertical scars residual areola pigmentation concealing (most common if the areola was large preoperatively)
Areolae complex tattooing is undoubtedly more relevant for women, although men can also use the benefits of this treatment after gynecomastia, or male breast reduction. For areolae repigmentation to be feasible, up to half a year from the last surgery is required to pass.
Areola Scar Camouflage is the most popular technique for areola tattooing after plastic surgery. The procedure resides in implanting pigment in the discolored area produced by a surgical scar at the areola level. Tattooing allows the scar’s appearance to be blended and softened or reduced.
Areola Size or Color Adjustment: This technique is used significantly less after plastic breast surgery while it is the most popular treatment in the after-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Still, occasionally the areola complex can be discolored and paler-looking after cosmetic surgery. Size or color adjustment allows for darkening, balancing or enhancing of the areolas after plastic surgery.