Rebecca is a Micropigmentation Practitioner and runs a monthly Saturday morning clinic at The McIndoe Centre.
Nipple and areola micropigmentation is a medical tattoo and involves the implantation of pigment into the skin to create the illusion, or enhance, a nipple and areola. Most of the patients seen by Rebecca have undergone breast reconstruction surgery following a diagnosis of breast cancer or the discovery of a gene mutation. Others have micropigmentation following breast cosmetic surgery.
Patients usually need two appointments, four to six weeks apart, for micropigmentation treatment.
Rebecca has been qualified as a Micropigmentation Practitioner for seven years, runs both private and NHS clinics and has regular training updates.
She completed her nursing training at St Richards Hospital in Chichester with the University of Surrey in 2008 and has a BSc (Hons) degree in Acute Clinical Practice specialising in plastic surgery and breast cancer. In addition, Rebecca has completed a Principles of Breast Cancer Care module (Masters) at the Royal Marsden Hospital School.
Rebecca has worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead on the specialist plastic reconstructive and maxillofacial wards and the Enhanced Recovery Area where she cared for patients who had undergone major reconstructive surgery.
Her current NHS role is as a Macmillan Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist with the Queen Victoria Hospital. She is also a trustee and secretary for the breast reconstruction charity Restore.
Rebecca said: “I find being able to support women contemplating, and going through breast reconstruction so rewarding. I am proud to work with such a wonderful breast team who all have the same ethos and strive for outstanding patient care.”