The areola reduction cosmetic procedure can be performed with other cosmetic surgeries, like a breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift.
The areola reduction cosmetic surgery consists on making an incision around the external part of the areola, this way the excess areolar skin can be removed and a new areola is formed, sutured to the mammary gland. The scar will be very small and located under the new areola. It can be performed with local anesthesia and it is a quick procedure.
The areola reduction is recommended for patients that have an aesthetic disproportion in the size of their areolas in regards to their mammary glands, also patients that after reducing the size of their breast and achieving the right proportion, require a reduction in this area.
The first days you will notice a little swelling around the incision area. You will be able to return to your regular life shortly, you will be able to take a shower the following day after surgery. Going back to your work and regular life activities usually takes about one week.
The main concern patients that undergo this procedure have is if they will be able to breastfeed after surgery. The answer is yes, since an areola reduction cosmetic surgery does not affect or interfere with the nipples or mammary gland.