As top plastic surgeons in the Boulder area, we offer breast reconstruction surgery for patients who have undergone mastectomies. However, there is one aspect of breast reconstruction and the healing process that is better handled by artists than by surgeons.
While plastic surgeons can match many skin tones during breast reconstruction, Vinnie Myers is a tattoo artist who specializes in nipple and areola tattooing for women who have had mastectomies and breast reconstruction surgery, and he is so well regarded that women come to him from all over the world.
Finding the Right Palette
Recently profiled by the New York Times, Myers did not enter into the business of tattooing expecting to be helping women through one of the most trying times of their lives, and Little Vinnie’s Tattoos certainly still handles your everyday tattoo designs. But once word got out that Myers was offering a permanent solution to women looking for realistic looking nipples and areolae after breast reconstruction surgery, his shop’s business expanded considerably.
Boulder Plastic Surgery provides skin grafts that can recreate the texture and shape of the nipple and areola, but mixing the right pigments to deliver a realistic color palette can be difficult depending on skin tone. This small touch can leave a woman feeling as though she has fully recovered to her pre-surgery state, and right now a tattoo artist such as Vinnie Myers may be a patient’s best bet for achieving that look.
Little Vinnie’s Tattoos is located in Finksburg, Maryland, and so far there have been over 5,000 women who have come to him seeking post-breast reconstruction tattooing.
To Learn More About Breast Reconstruction Surgery
If you are interested in learning more about breast reconstruction surgery, please contact Boulder Plastic Surgery today so that we can go over your available options. We will be happy to discuss your post-surgery tattoo options as well if you are interested — Boulder has its own talented tattoo artists, after all.