For some women, uneven or overly large areolas and protruding nipples can limit clothing choices and lessen confidence in the appearance of their breasts. Dr. Do at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Houston, TX has the experience and aesthetic eye necessary to correct these minor imperfections and help you look and feel your best in any outfit or situation.Schedule consultation
This procedure, which may also include areola reduction, reduces the size of the nipples and/or the dark area of skin around them. Sometimes, due to genetic factors, breast feeding, or skin stretching, the nipples become oversized or the areolas enlarge and become oval shaped.
While these natural changes in breast appearance are not harmful, many women prefer to have their nipples and areolas made smaller and more symmetrical to reduce visibility through sheer or silky outfits, and for a younger more pleasing appearance. Areola reduction surgery is also performed without nipple reduction.
The process of areola reduction is actually quite simple and can be performed with only local anesthesia. General anesthesia is rarely required. The procedure takes 1-2 hours and is not especially invasive, so you may even be able to return to work a few days after surgery with pain medication and a surgical bra, if your surgeon says it is appropriate.
To achieve the look of a smaller, nicely shaped areola, the surgeon will remove a portion of excess skin to create a smaller surface area. A small wedge of nipple tissue might be removed to create a rounder, smaller nipple while leaving the milk ducts intact.
During areola reduction surgery recovery, you should rest and engage in only light activities for the first week or so, as your doctor recommends. Areola reduction post-op care involves waiting for the dissolvable stitches to disappear and a post-operative visit to ensure that the healing process is proceeding as expected.
Ideal candidates for nipple reduction procedures, or any type of breast surgery, are women in good health, without conditions that would increase the risk of surgical breast procedures. You may have an areola or nipple reduction following a breast lift or breast augmentation.
Other procedures may be performed at the same time, with a slightly longer recovery time but less cost than if they were done separately. Breast reduction or reshaping is often performed along with areola surgery. In most cases, following reduction surgery, nipple sensation remains intact and breast feeding is possible for most women.1
If you’re looking for a trusted, experienced surgeon to perform an areola and/or nipple reduction in Houston, look no further than Dr. Do at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons provide patients from Houston and beyond with a variety of cosmetic procedures in a safe, professional hospital environment. With more than 15 years of experience, our staff knows how to make your experience easy, enjoyable, and highly rewarding.
Let us help you create a natural, beautiful look you can feel confident about. Call us today at (713) 493-7397 to schedule your free initial consultation.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person
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