BC-060 Breast Cancer Survivor and Medical Micropigmentation Specialist Elizabeth Turnbull Helps Others To Feel Like Themselves AgainSeptember 17, 2019 | Author: Debra Melamed
After reconstructive surgery from triple negative breast cancer, Beth received 3D nipple and areola tattooing. She was overjoyed to look “normal” again, and felt an overwhelming desire to learn this craft. She made it her mission to help fellow survivors to aesthetically match their outer physical beauty to their inward beauty in order to feel whole again. As a 5 year survivor and artist, she graduated from a course at Penn and now provides this service.
Listen to this podcast to learn about Beth’s journey and about the tattooing procedure.
:57 In 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. There were two tumors with two different types of cancer, one was the aggressive triple negative type. I had chemotherapy,
double mastectomy, and proton therapy. I had a lot of issues after that including multiple skin infections.
2:24 I met with the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Penn and had Trim Flap surgery done where they make breasts from your stomach.
3:57 I decided to get 3D areola and nipple tattooing done.
4:18 After getting tattooed I decided I wanted to do this for others. I have an art background, and after this procedure was done I skipped to my car. It changed my life.
6:14-7:22 Listen here for details about about nipple and areola tattooing.
9:59 It made me feel like a woman again.
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