Areola reduction surgeries are growing in popularity for many people who have large, misshapen, or uneven areolas. Reduction surgeries offer a fast, easy, and reliable solution for those who aren’t comfortable with the size and shape of their nipple or areola. Boulder Plastic Surgery provides convenient procedures to both men and women seeking to alter their areolas.
What You Need To Know
The basic procedure behind areola reduction is actually very simple. While it is a surgical procedure, it can be completed in as little as an hour and only requires a local anesthetic. A simple excision around the areola allows for easy reshaping and modification to the appearance of the areola and the nipple. Recovery times vary from individual to individual but typically last from 5-7 days; during this time you will need to avoid strenuous activity and make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions regarding care in order to minimize scarring.
The surgery can leave a very fine scar at the excision site, but since this is also the point where the areola meets skin, the scarring is often unnoticeable. After the procedure your nipples and areolas will be sore for several days. Most people are able to return to work and most normal activities within a week after surgery.
Candidates for Areola Reduction Surgery
Areola modification surgery is particularly common for women who undergo breast augmentation surgery in order to better match the nipple size and shape to the new breast size. Women and men who have had breast reductions are often left with larger than average areolas; this can easily be corrected by a skilled surgeon. The procedure is also common for men and women who have lost considerable amounts of weight, leaving their nipples and areolas misshapen. The procedure is available to anyone who is currently uncomfortable with the size, shape, or alignment of their areolas or nipples.
If you think that you could benefit from an areola reduction procedure I encourage you to visit Boulder Plastic Surgery. Their entire staff is helpful, caring, and will help guide you through every step of the process. If the shape or size of your areolas is making you uncomfortable, areola reduction surgery could be right for you.