We have described a surgical method that enhances the visual aesthetic outcome of the areola periphery in nipple-areola complex reconstruction. This technique is performed immediately following closure of the nipple flap. The created areolar outline can aid the tattoo artist and may result in a more natural-appearing areola periphery than tattooing methods alone.
From the *Michigan State University School of Medicine, Grand Rapids, Mich.; †Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University School of Medicine, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and ‡Advanced Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Received for publication January 22, 2015; accepted June 25, 2015.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. The Article Processing Charge was paid for by Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University School of Medicine, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Ewa Komorowska-Timek, MD, Advanced Plastic Surgery, 4551 Cascade Road SE, Suite D, Grand Rapids, MI 49546., E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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