Nipple tattooing is done through techniques by specialists that are not physicians generally. The people we refer you to are generally medically trained tattoo artists that specialize in helping patients with scarring, and with tattooing, particularly of the nipple. The nipple, once reconstructed with local flaps, after a mastectomy has no pigment to it. 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 2 or 3 sessions. Women are often concerned that this will not be covered by insurance. Ultimately, usually it is covered by insurance, but it takes some considerable time to do so. It is best to plan well ahead of time and consult with a tattoo artist so that this can be sent to your insurance for approval. Often this takes anywhere from a couple weeks to a month to achieve, but generally is not very costly and patients leave very happy with the results of the tattoo. After nipple reconstructed Dr. Jacobsen can then refer you to the tattoo artist that is most appropriate for you.
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
2400 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.