Patient Timeline Section: Joanne
The markings on her back indicate the donor site for the natural tissue portion of her breast reconstruction. Each flap includes an oblique crescent of skin. This allows a surgeon to use a circular skin island to reconstruct the nipple and areola.
At this point, Joanne was fully healed from all three surgeries. She underwent nipple areola tattooing to add more natural color to her reconstructed nipples.