Areola Repigmentation is one of the easiest procedures to perform. Many technicians say that it is much simpler than performing a full lip color application. Lip procedures can pose challenges such as blue undertones, uneven pigmentation, herpetic outbreaks, and excessive bleeding are some of the complications of a full lip color application. We feel that areola repigmentation, whether it is just inserting pigment around the white rings around the areola to conceal a light scar to rebuilding a complete areola and nipple coloration, is less problematic than performing a full lip color application. Breast cancer patients need to be in the right frame of mind when going through the areola repigmentation process. They will look better and feel better about themselves when they can look in a mirror with confidence and see a breast that looks somewhat normal. Here are some statistics:
- 12% of women alive today will develop breast cancer.
- Every 2-½ minutes a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Over 200,000 new cases of Breast Cancer will be diagnosed this year.
- About 75% of women elect to begin reconstruction when their mastectomy is performed.
- 63.3% of cancer survivors lived 5 or more years following diagnoses and roughly 10% lived 25 years or more.
- 61,000 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ will be diagnosed in 2016, which is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer in women.
- Approximately 20%-30% of breast cancers that are detected by mammograms are carcinoma in situ
- Less than 15% of cancer survivors received psychological support.