3D Reconstructive Tattooing
Some patients (especially those with bilateral reconstructions) may opt against having nipple reconstructions done. This would normally leave them with just a smooth "breast mound". Rather than leave the reconstructions looking unfinished, I began tattooing these patients to look as if the nipple was present.
Many patients find that this option gives them freedom to wear a wider variety of clothing without having to worry about the nipple protrusions being visible but still leaves the appearance of a nipple when undressed.
This technique is also referred to as "The Illusion of Protrusion" and for those with a sense of humor "Pointless Nipples".
This technique is difficult to convey with photographs. If you have any questions at all about this procedure, please let me know.
(Most of these photographs are taken immediately after the tattooing has been completed.)
Many of these photos were taken while the patients were in a reclining position ( for their comfort and for better lighting) so positioning may look "off".
3D Illusion Tattooing of the Nipple Areola Complex
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I have had some requests to show these larger - so here is the same right side from the patient above at a higher resolution
These Photos are Completely healed 3D illusion Tattooing:
Photos taken by a friend of the patient - used with permission. Lighting is off as this was done during the day and there is sunshine on one side.
This makes it appear that the colors from differ from one side to the other.
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Unilateral (single side) Reconstructions
White Tiger Tattoo