Title

Salvage by Tattooing of Areolar Complications Following Breast Reduction.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-1993

Abstract

Even partial areolar loss following breast reduction must be considered an aesthetic disaster for which there are few surgical options for correction. Tattooing, as directly borrowed from postmastectomy techniques for nipple-areola creation, permits reconstitution of a reasonable facsimile of the areola. Discoloration or loss of nipple contour as may also occur in composite nipple-areola grafts may be enhanced and/or an illusion of nipple projection achieved by appropriate regional micropigmentation. Tattooing provides another simple method that can be repeated with virtually no morbidity for salvage of an unacceptable result following breast reduction.

Volume

91

Issue

5

First Page

942

Last Page

945

ISSN

0032-1052

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

8460199

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article