Breast cancer can often be successfully treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy. Often as part of mastectomy or lumpectomy reconstruction patients will get either a nipple areola complex tattoo or pattern tattoo placed on the breast.
Pink ribbons, vines, flowers, etc. are often excellent patterns that can be placed to complete a reconstruction or conceal incisions.
The photograph demonstrates before and after oncoplastic reconstruction of a lumpectomy defect, post-operative radiation therapy, and aesthetic tattoo. Radiation tends to tighten the skin envelope and prevent breast ptosis.