Pigmentation services for breast care patients

Pigmentation services for breast care patients

Spring 2009

£9,774 to the James Paget University Hospital to fund a nurse to provide pigmentation services to breast care patients.
 
Following breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction a new nipple/areola can be created using a procedure called micro-pigmentation. This involves cosmetic tattooing with coloured pigments and is often used to complement the surgical reconstruction of the nipple. The procedure can improve the cosmetic appearance of the breast and boost a patient’s self-esteem.

The grant will fund a nurse to provide micro-pigmentation sessions for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction.  This will allow other members of the Breast Care Team to be trained in the technique and free up time for staff to be trained in other skills to enable the provision of nurse-led clinics.

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