For many women, the appearance of their breasts can be a source of great self-esteem or great self-consciousness. While breast implants tend to be the most common kind of breast surgery, women are not only concerned about the size and shape of their breasts overall. For some, the areola—the usually darker ring of skin around the nipple—can appear too large or oddly shaped for their liking. Fortunately, a procedure known as areola reduction can help these women to create areolas of a smaller, more preferable size.Schedule consultation
At the Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Houston, TX, our expert surgeons are skilled and experienced in areola reduction surgery and other breast procedures. Our friendly staff will work with you from start to finish to help you plan for and recover successfully from your surgery.
The process of areola reduction is actually quite simple and can be performed with only a local anesthetic. Because the procedure is not especially invasive, you may even be able to return to work a few days after surgery, if your surgeon deems it appropriate.
To achieve the look of a smaller, nicely shaped areola, the surgeon will remove a portion of areola skin and stitch the remaining skin together to create a smaller surface area. Most often, this is achieved by removing excess areola skin in either a wedge or ring shape. The method your surgeon uses will depend primarily upon your breast anatomy and appearance concerns. Stitches will generally dissolve on their own, and any scarring on the areola should disappear with appropriate care.
During the recovery period immediately following the surgery (the first week or so), you should do only light activities to keep the blood flow moving without increasing your pulse. An increased heart rate can lead to swollen, bruised areolas. After the first week of healing, your surgeon will want to check the area to make sure everything is healing properly. At this point, he or she will be able to recommend a plan for the remainder of your recovery, including whether you can or cannot return to certain activities.
If you’re looking for a trusted, experienced surgeon to perform a nipple reduction in Houston, look no further than the experts 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.
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and feeling embarrassed of your enlarged or unusually shaped nipples? 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.
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