Nipple Tattoos

The following images are from actual patients treated by Dr. Elisabeth Potter.

Diagnosed with left breast cancer, this patient, age 66, underwent a lumpectomy with positive margins. Her next step was a bilateral mastectomy, with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction, after genetic testing revealed a gene mutation making her a higher risk for breast cancer. She followed up with two fat grafting sessions and completed her reconstruction with 3D nipple tattoos.

This patient, age 39, was diagnosed with left breast cancer. She began with a left breast lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy. Because of residual cancer, she proceeded with a second lumpectomy and eventually a bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction when she continued to show positive margins. Originally a DD cup, she requested to be a C after surgery. She had one revision surgery followed by 3-D nipple tattoos.

Diagnosed with left breast cancer, this 38 year old patient underwent a bilateral non-nipple sparing mastectomy and tissue expander placement. Her tissue expanders were later exchanged for silicone implants. She completed her reconstruction with 3-D nipple tattoos.

Diagnosed with left breast cancer, this patient, age 55, initially opted for a left breast lumpectomy. When pathology demonstrated positive margins for residual cancer, she underwent a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expander placement after chemotherapy. She completed her cancer treatment with left breast radiation therapy and began DIEP flap breast reconstruction. After two minor revision surgeries with fat grafting, she finished reconstruction with 3D nipple tattoos.