Vinnie Myers, the tattoo artist transforming mastectomy patients’ scarred chests with incredible three-dimensional nipple inkings
In a small town north of Baltimore, a man has made a career out of making women become whole again. After preventative mastectomies, women are left with, usually, a reconstruction, but no nipples. Vinnie Myers of Little Vinnie’s Tattoo Shop helps clients traveling from all parts of the world who want to get his one of a kind 3D nipple tattoos.
Despite knowing that CPM (contralateral prophylactic mastectomy) does not clearly improve survival, women who have the procedure do so, in part, to extend their lives. Many women overestimate their actual risk for cancer in the unaffected breast.
Stop censoring photos of men and women who have undergone mastectomies
Congratulations on the victory of the petition asking Facebook to stop censoring photos of men and women who have undergone mastectomies! “We want the world to know breast cancer is not a pink ribbon – it is traumatic, it is life-changing, and it urgently needs a cure.” says Scorchy Barrington who launched the petition signed by more than 21,000 people.
Combining Oncology Cancer Treatment and Plastic Surgery
” Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results. It has led to a new specialty – “oncoplastic” surgery – combining oncology, which focuses on cancer treatment, and plastic surgery to restore appearance. ”