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Frequently Asked Questions
How much time is required for an areola surgery treatment?
The procedure takes less than an hour, depending upon the type of correction required and the extent of the complication of the respective patient.
Do I require to get admitted or is it an Outpatient procedure?
It is an outpatient procedure wherein the patient is not required to stay in the hospital.
What are the side effects of areola surgery treatment?
In general, the usual risks associated with surgery, such as bleeding, fluid collection, excessive scar tissue, or difficulties with anesthesia, can occur, although they are relatively uncommon.
How long do the results of an areola surgery treatment last?
It may take a few weeks before you are able to fully appreciate the results of an areola surgery.
How much time does it take to recover from areola surgery treatment?
Full recovery from areola surgery can take a few days. Most patients are able to resume all activities within a week.
What is the procedure for areola surgery?
The doctor will begin by examining your areolae to decide on the best technique to perform the surgery. A round ring-like strip of excess areola will be removed on the peripheral part of the operated areola. The edge of the new smaller areola will be sutured to the outer normal skin that will create many small pleats around the created areola. If the pleats are too much, the surgeon may decide to include the vertical removal of the skin strip under the areola to avoid pleat formations.
Is it an outpatient procedure?
Yes, no admission is necessary.
What is the duration of an areola operation?
It takes between one to two hours and is done under local anesthesia.
What pre-operative care is required for areola reduction operation?
Inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). Avoid aspirin and blood thinning medication such as brufen for two weeks prior to surgery to eliminate the chances of excessive bleeding. You should not smoke for two weeks prior to surgery as this may affect your reaction to the anesthetic and prolong the healing process. Patients who suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.
What post-operative care is required for areola reduction operation?
Dressings and a light gauze bandage must be worn for several days. You will be able to shower the following day but as long as the sutures are not yet removed from the surgical site, you should avoid dirty water and sweat to get inside the wound by applying antibacterial ointment before showering. Recovery time will depend on the patient, but most patients can return to work and resume their normal activities within a day or two.