Reduction of areolas
What is nipple reduction?
This type of intervention aims to effectively reduce the size and achieve the desired shape and symmetry of the nipples. The scars usually merge with the color of the areola and become difficult to notice. This operation can be performed alone under local anesthesia, but is often combined with other operations to change the volume and shape of the breasts. Sometimes unpleasant changes in the size and shape of the nipples occur after weight loss or weight gain. Pregnancy also causes changes in the breasts, often one of which is associated with an increase in the diameter of the areola. Breastfeeding can also cause unwanted changes.
Reduction of the areola
This is a procedure that removes excess pigmented skin around the nipple. The skin is then sutured in a specific way. An inconspicuous scar remains around the nipple along the outer contour of the areola.
It is performed when the grain itself lies flat or turned inwards towards the base. This condition can be congenital, but in some cases it can develop later in life. Usually this correction can be performed under local anesthesia. The most commonly used procedures are: an incision is made to lift the areola and nipple, the canals are removed, and then the nipple is placed in its new position; the incision is made at the base of the nipple and the shortened grooves are completely separated to correct the position of the nipple.
It is performed in order to reduce the height and width of the grain. The procedure itself consists of removing part of the nipple and sewing the rest of it into the breast tissue. It can be performed under local anesthesia.
Each of these procedures can be performed alone or combined with another aesthetic intervention.
You will receive specific instructions from your surgeon during your consultation. It is definitely necessary to stop smoking 6 weeks before surgery. You should also not take certain medicines (such as aspirin).
As a stand-alone procedure, these operations can be performed under local anesthesia.
You will need a protective bandage for at least a week after the operation. The sutures are usually absorbable and resorb in a few weeks. Exercises involving brisk walking should be avoided. If you do not feel significant pain, you can work from home the next day. The rest you will have to take is one week, depending on what your job is. Heavy exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks after surgery. Although extremely rare, complications with this surgery (as with any other) are possible. You will be able to discuss exactly what they are with your surgeon during the consultation.