Permanent Makeup in Areolopapillary Complex Reconstruction: A Case Study

Author(s): Wbyster Júnio Paiva Lopes, Nathalia de Souza Abreu Freire, Inês Cristina A SIlva

Introduction: Oncoreconstructive plastic surgery represents a major advance for the quality of life of women with breast cancer and the reconstruction of the nipple areola complex (NAC) is the last step in the process of a new breast creation. GOAL. To present, through a case report, the results of Permanent makeup for PAC reconstruction in satisfaction, self-esteem and quality of life.

Materials and Methods: Case study of a 47-year-old volunteer who underwent unilateral PAC reconstruction through Permanent makeup performed in a single procedure. Comparative visual assessment (before and immediately after Permanent makeup images) and satisfaction of the procedure and its impact on self-esteem and quality of life were assessed using a structured questionnaire.

Results: The comparative evaluation of the images showed that after the procedure the neomama aspect was closer to the anatomical model. The volunteer reported satisfaction with Permanent makeup, stated that the procedure is safe and effective and approximates the aspect of the neomama to the original breast, with positive repercussions on sexual health, self-image and quality of life.

Conclusion: The Permanent makeup of the NAC showed a positive and important aesthetic difference in the new breast with favorable repercussions on the patient's satisfaction, self-esteem and quality of life.

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