Nipple-Areola Reconstruction

Helping reclaim your inner confidence through creative expertise and state-of-the-art techniques

Nipple-Areola Complex reconstruction through micro-pigmentation, is a well researched and highly specialised service and can be nothing short of a miracle treatment for individuals who have experienced breast operations such as mastectomy surgery following breast cancer. This treatment is often referred to as the final step back to normality. By combing cutting-edge techniques and artistic skill it is possible to create the illusion of a 3Dimensional nipple-areola complex, achieving aesthetically pleasing, realistic results.

It can also be the solution treatment following other surgeries such as breast reduction, breast uplift or augmentation, gynecomastia surgery, or pre and post gender reassignment surgery. It is possible to minimalise the appearance of surgical breast scars with colour camouflage techniques and improve and restore areola irregularities, shape and symmetry. The products and methods used are all safe, highly effective and individually tailored to the personal situation of each client.

With the vast array of pigment colours available at Clinique Allure it is possible to custom-blend and perfectly colour match to all skin tones in order to achieve the most natural-looking, realistic results.


Nipple-areola complex medical micro-pigmentation is the ideal solution for those individuals who require;

  • Nipple-areola restoration post breast reconstruction surgery /mastectomy
  • Scar camouflage post breast uplift or reduction surgery
  • Improvement of areola irregularities and symmetry
  • Nipple-areola feminising following gender reassignment
  • Areola definition
  • Areola size increase
  • Areola shape perfecting
  • A darker pigmentation to the nipple-areola complex

Clinique Allure is pleased to be able to offer Nipple-Areola Complex restoration treatments following breast reconstructive surgery due to cancer as a ‘gifted’ service – Limited appointments available. Please view ‘Price List’ for more details.

All clients are treated with sensitivity, understanding and discretion.


Prior to treatments a comprehensive consultation will take place which includes the completion of a medical history assessment questionnaire, essential for determining treatment suitability, along with product patch testing. A thorough discussion of the client’s requirements and expectations will be established in order to determine the best treatment solution.

During the consultation the Nipple-Areola Complex template design and pigment colours will be determined with equal input from both the client and practitioner, taking into careful consideration placement, shape, size and natural colouring. Only when the client is completely satisfied and confident with these choices will the treatment commence.


The treatment process for Nipple-Areola Complex restoration is typically completed within 3 appointment sessions, 5 – 6 weeks apart. The first appointment will consist of the consultation and the treatment procedure. The second and third appointments will be repeat, perfecting sessions of the initial treatment procedure itself. The full treatment requires multiple treatment sessions in order to carefully layer the pigments into the skin to achieve maximum retention of colour and shape.

A work of art cannot be rushed! Treatment durations vary depending upon how advanced or detailed the required results are. The priority is to achieve the best possible result and it is necessary to allow sufficient time to complete the procedure. Please allow up to 2 – 4 hours for your initial medical micro-pigmentation treatment appointment.

The initial treatment price is inclusive of these 3 treatment sessions. If required, any additional treatment sessions following these are charged separately, per session.

Breast Scars

The treatment process for the camouflaging of breast scars is typically completed within 2 – 4 appointment sessions, 6 – 8 weeks apart. The first appointment will consist of the consultation and the treatment procedure. The following appointments will be repeat, perfecting sessions of the initial treatment procedure. The full treatment requires multiple treatment sessions due to the pigments needing to be carefully layered into the skin to obtain maximum colour retention.

Please allow up to 2 – 4 hours for your initial medical micro-pigmentation treatment appointment.

Treatment price will be provided at consultation and charged per treatment session.

Following Treatment

Normal activities may be resumed immediately following the procedure. There will be slight tenderness, swelling and redness to the area treated which will typically subside within 48 – 72 hours. A sterile dressing will be applied to the treated area which you will wear underneath clothing for up to 5 days following treatment.

The intensity of the colour will be significantly darker immediately following the procedure. This will reduce and soften during the healing process to deliver a more subtle, natural look.

The healing duration will take approximately 5 – 10 days, during which some fine crusting will occur which will naturally flake away during the healing period. It is crucial to the final results of the medical enhancement that this crusting is not touched or removed prematurely whilst healing, and that the additional aftercare guidelines are adhered to for sufficient healing and to avoid any post treatment complications.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided both verbally and in hard copy following the procedure, together with an aftercare healing balm.

The longevity of medical micro-pigmentation is variable from person to person based upon factors such as skin type, age and general lifestyle. It is recommended that medical enhancements be periodically maintained in the form of a ‘colour-boost’ re-touch to keep them looking fresh and at their optimum shape and colour. Generally, colour-boost sessions are recommended for every 12 – 18 months following the initial procedure.