Melanie Marshall and Elmari Oppermann are the dynamic duo behind the NPO, Med Ink SA, as well as the driving force behind its pro-bono initiative, “The Nipstick Project”.
Medical trauma aesthetics/ paramedical tattooing is opening conversations with doctors, surgeons and oncologists in providing further options for cancer patients, post-mastectomy and while in recovery.
Less invasive and more cost-effective, 3D areola reconstruction (tattooing) provides a solution to creating realistic nipple tattoos. It improves the overall appearance and camouflages surgical scars on the breast and body, as opposed to surgical re-grafting.
With the aid of corporate sponsors “The Nipstick Project” will be able to gift 3D areola reconstruction for patients in need, nationwide. Med Ink SA’s main goal is to gain the support of medical aid and gap cover groups to recognise and endorse these innovative treatments as an alternative option for patient care and rehabilitation, as well as an inclusion as an extra benefit on their cover plans.
The group is currently in discussion and negotiation with a major gap cover group who will be key in achieving this ultimate goal. Undoubtedly, this will be a ground-breaking developmental milestone for Med Ink SA in terms of paving the way for future institutions to follow as well as for future projects.
FOR MORE INFO:
- Contact Melanie Marshall: 074 733 6513 or Info@melpmu.co.za;
- Elmari: 082 661 0400 or email@example.com