Nipple Reconstruct

Areola reduction is required when large areolas may look out of proportion with the rest of the breast.

Results

Following surgery your areolae will be balanced and proportionate in size and shape to the nipples. In the first week they will already have a natural and presentable appearance, and over the next few months they will continue to improve. The results will last for the rest of your life.

Risks and complications

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Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. The most common risks are swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, fluid, numbness, or a loss of sensation to the nipple and areola, however they are rare and almost always temporary. The most common risks particular to this surgery are minimal pain and scarring. Your surgeon will administer painkillers and any soreness will usually disappear by the second or third day. Scarring will be made as inconspicuous as possible by cutting the smallest incision possible. For some this may be faint, for others it can be quite obvious. Please discuss scar treatments with your surgeon in advance so you know how to take care of them while the scar tissue is forming. Dissolving sutures will be used to minimize scarring so that you won’t need to come back to have sutures removed. This treatment does not normally affect the ability to breastfeed.
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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?

The implants themselves are designed to last a lifetime. Barring significant complications, secondary surgery is rarely needed.

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.

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.