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Hospiten Rambla University Hospital, pioneer in providing breast micropigmentation consultation for cancer patients

Posted on 31-01-2023

Hospiten Rambla University Hospital is positioned as the first of the private hospitals in the Canary Islands to offer its patients breast micropigmentation, a minimally invasive technique which, in addition to its esthetic benefits, also offers advantages in the psychology aspect, improving self-esteem and completing the patient’s recovery process.

Specialist in Dermatology and Venereology at Hospiten Rambla University Hospital, Dr. Lucia Pimentel, stresses the importance of this technology in providing comprehensive support to women affected by the loss of a breast. “A mastectomy is a psychologically painful process generally considered to be closed by the health service with reconstruction of the breast, but at Hospiten, we understand the process does not end until the areola and nipples are reconstructed. This is achieved with micropigmentation, a technique with many esthetic possibilities which gives patients back their self-confidence, optimism and self-esteem”.

Delia Trujillo, esthetics technician at the hospital's Cosmetic Dermatology and Cutaneous Laser Unit, explains that “the treatment hides the scars caused by surgery resulting in esthetic improvements and the consequent psychological benefits. And we must not forget the areolas of other patients who may not have suffered from cancer but have undergone other procedures like gender reassignation surgery or cosmetic procedures to correct breast asymmetries”.

The technique aims to complete the breast reconstruction process in women who have been through cancer. The objective is to improve the esthetic appearance of the breast, but also to improve the patient’s self-esteem and quality of life through the recovery of their body image.

Breast micropigmentation is a treatment that requires neither anesthesia nor a subsequent recovery period. Patients are recommended a series of care measures like applying a healing cream to the area, keeping out of the sun for three weeks and no swimming for a week.

The process consists of three sessions, which take place under medical supervision. The first session, in which the affected area of the patient’s body is studied and tested for allergies to the pigment, the second in which the treatment is applied and the third, which is a check-up carried out a month after treatment.

Hospiten Rambla University Hospital was the first hospital in the Canary Islands to adopt this technique. Furthermore, it is the first private hospital to offer an esthetic reconstruction service that also aims to care for the mental health of the patient.