Nipple tattooing is done through specialists that are not generally physicians. The people we refer you to after reconstruction are generally medically trained tattoo artists that specialize in helping patients with scarring, and tattooing. Particularly in the region of nipple.
Once a nipple is reconstructed with local flaps after a mastectomy there is no pigment. The tattooing gives the option to have a pigment that will either match the other nipple or match the skin as you wish it to be colored. Creating a contrast between the skin of your breast and the nipple area. The tattooing usually takes anywhere from 2 to 3 sessions.
Women are often concerned that this will not be covered by insurance. Ultimately, the procedure is usually covered by insurance, but it will take some considerable time to do so. It is best to plan well ahead of time and consult with a tattoo artist to be sent to your insurance for approval. Often this takes anywhere from a couple weeks to a month to achieve, and generally is not very costly. Many patients leave very happy with the results of the tattoo.
Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!
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Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.
Dr. William Jacobsen
2525 East Arizona
Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Our Procedures & Treatments
Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.