Ask The Doctor-Can you help with the discoloration around my areolas?

Picture of a roseThis week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.

Question: I had a breast augmentation and have scarring/discolorations around my areolas. I have been turned down by another facility because I did not have the surgery performed there. Can you help me? If not, can you tell me where I can go to get help? I just need my areola’s tattooed.

Answer: I would be glad to help. We specialize in plastic surgery of the breast and our nurse and physician’s assistant perform nipple tattoos frequently. The best way to proceed would be to come in to our office for a consultation and then have the procedure. Did you have healing problems after your surgery? When was the surgery? The best time to do tattooing is after 3-4 months to allow any scaring to soften.  Immature scars may be difficult to tattoo.

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