Areola Micro-Pigmentation Procedure – Many women opt for Breast Restoration after mastectomy and as part of this process choose to have the nipple and areola created to complete the breast restoration process. Our permanent Areola Micro Pigmentation, also known as nipple tattooing, techniques involve implanting custom color pigment into the dermal layer of the skin as a way to restore the natural beauty of your breasts. Areola Micro-Pigmentation provides color and definition – essentially a tattooing of the area – in order to simulate the nipple.The main benefits of nipple tattooing is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the breast by recreating, as closely as possible, a nipple and areola that mimics the existing nipple and areola. This has a positive effect of improving body image and boosting self esteem.

This process improves the appearance of post-surgical scarring around the circumference of the areola, due to Nipple Restoration or breast uplift surgery. Prior to the Micro-pigmentation procedure a consultation will determine the most pleasing color, position, form and size for the nipple and the areola.

If only one breast has been reconstructed – pigments are custom blended, to create the most natural looking result to match the existing nipple and areola.

For men and women who have areolas that are too small, asymmetrical, and too pale or without definition, cosmetic tattooing or nipple tattooing can achieve a balanced shape, even coloring and clarity. Permanent cosmetic tattooing is a simple, non-surgical procedure that when performed properly, is safe and effective. It’s an excellent way to enhance your natural appearance and possibly eliminate the need for traditional makeup.

Areola Micro-Pigmentation is a permanent cosmetic technique great not only for cancer survivors, but for men and women longing to enlarge the areola or define and smooth the nipple.


$400 per breast and includes one follow-up (touch-up) procedure within 60 days of the first session.


The tattooing is a pertinent portion of the breast reconstructive process and is covered under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act

You will be given an itemized receipt with CPT and Diagnosis codes needed by insurance companies. It is required by law that your medical insurance company covers this procedure. However, you may need to follow-up several times with them to be reimbursed.