About Areola Reconstructive Tattoos
Areola reconstructive tattoos can be performed by Dillon Land at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute or at Emerald Empire Tattoo by appointment only. It is recommended that you wait 6 months from your final reconstruction surgery for your tattoos, as they are permanent. The tattooing itself takes 20- 40 mins, but expect your overall experience to take around2 hours for the measuring/symmetry process and for the custom pigment matching for your skin. You may feel little sensations during the tattooing process, but this will be a short procedure for lifetime results. Please do not bring or use topical numbing or anesthesia.
Areola Reconstructive Tattoo Healing
Healing times can vary but usually it takes 7-12 days. During your healing process you might see some light scabbing or skin flaking, but this is normal. Washing the area and applying thin coats of ointment are normally all that is required to get a good, well healed result in 7-12 days. Please make sure you bring/wear a bra to your appointment.
How long will my Areola Reconstructive Tattoo last?
The Areola Reconstructive Tattoo will last a lifetime. Some slight fading may occur over time, but it will be minimal. Normally, Dillon tries to tattoo the area lighter rather than darker, as we can always darken the area, but we can not lighten it after the tattoo is completed. Because he tries to stay on the lighter side, it is possible that a touch up visit may be required.
Areola Reconstructive Tattoo Procedure
YES, each room is private.
You may bring only one additional person who can be in the room with you during your procedure.
The procedure will not be billed through Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute. You will be responsible for payment at time of service to Dillon Land and a deposit may be required.
Pricing for a typical bi-lateral reconstruction is $500.00-600.00 and single reconstruction is $375.00. If you are needing touch-ups or other matching services, Dillon can discuss further pricing with you.
Areola Reconstructive Tattoos Reviews
"Breast Cancer Survivor - I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2014 at age 41. I decided to have a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. I was referred to Dr. Mooty by one of the best surgeons in Lubbock. Dr. Mooty explained the reconstruction process in a simple and easy way to understand and he left the decision up to me with no pressure. To be honest I went in to the first and second consultations not wanting to undergo any more surgeries or treatments. I felt that I had already been through enough and I wanted it to be over. And after reading the waivers to consent to the surgeries I was afraid of the possible complications and wanted to stop everything. But the LORD was gracious and He gave me the strength to agree to the procedures. I am glad I said yes. Dr. Mooty and the nurses are very good at what they do. They were very nurturing and they ensured that I did not feel any pain each time I had my implants filled, stitches removed, and tattoos placed. Each time I went in for a new procedure I was nervous. But Dr. Mooty and the girls were very kind and they calmed my anxieties immediately. I want to encourage anyone who needs reconstruction to use Dr. Mooty. I am squeamish and hate blood and needles but it was all worth it. I would have always regretted not having reconstruction done. And I would recommend it at any age; young or old. Thank you Dr. Mooty and staff for all you did for me. Yall are truly a blessing!"- R. / Vitals / Aug 17, 2016
"Dr. Mooty and his team have made my breast reconstruction process an easy and stressless journey. Dr. Mooty really listens and does an awesome job of making your thoughts a reality. I highly recommend Dr. Mooty and his staff for all of your plastic surgery needs."- L.H. / Facebook / Nov 11, 2016
"From the first appointment to the surgery Dr Mooty and his staff have given excellent care. Dr. Mooty and his staff strive for excellence and the best possible outcomes for the patient. Dr. Mooty included my husband in all discussions. Dr. Mooty listened to my concerns, answered all my questions and included me in the plan of care. His bedside manner is warm and comforting.I am a nurse, I hold all my doctors to a very high standard. He has exceeded my expectations. I am anxious to see the completed breast reconstruction."- C.B. / Google / Sep 18, 2017
"Dr Mooty is my hero!! I was diagnosed with breast cancer and chose to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction with Dr Mooty. He is the most sincere kind person I have ever met. He is the best plastic surgeon and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Dr Mooty and his staff made the experience nice and smooth and I would recommend them to all my family and friends. Thank you for changing my life...God Bless. Serena."- S.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2017
"Dr. Mooty and his team have made my breast reconstruction process an easy and stressless journey. Dr. Mooty really listens and does an awesome job of making your thoughts a reality. I highly recommend Dr. Mooty and his staff for all of your plastic surgery needs."- L.H. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022