Areola Corrective Surgery
Areola Corrective Surgery
There are various procedures that can adjust the size and shape of the areola and nipples. To keep patients informed about procedures that could change the aesthetics of these treatment areas, we have created a brief overview of areola corrective surgery and what it entails. Please note that this information is provided as a source of information; therefore, it is no replacement for a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
What Is Areola Corrective Reduction?
Areola corrective surgery is a procedure that can be obtained by patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of the areola and/or nipples. Over the course of time, the areola can become darker and appear disproportionate with the remainder of the breast. However, the areola can be surgically reduced during areola corrective surgery.
What Results Can Be Obtained from Areola Corrective Surgery?
The results obtained through areola corrective surgery are different for every patient; this is one of the reasons why before and after photographs available on the internet should only be an indication and not a definite result. Patients can also find before and after photographs of an areola corrective surgery procedure on the Dr Lanzer Website, which can be referred to if the patient wants to see some examples before visiting the Dr Lanzer Clinic. As we mentioned earlier, before and after photographs should only be an example.
Who Can Benefit from Areola Corrective Surgery?
Patients who want to reduce the size or change the shape of the areola could be possible candidates for the procedure. Some patients may have had breast surgery in the past, which has affected the areola negatively. Still, to determine with certainty that a patient is a good candidate for the procedure, the patient must attend a consultation at their cosmetic surgery clinic.
What Happens During Areola Corrective Surgery?
The way the surgery is executed can depend heavily on the amount of the areola that needs to be removed. For patients who require a larger portion to be removed, the surgery will remove a considerable portion of the pigmented outer areola. For patients who require a smaller reduction, the surgeon can work within the pigmented area and keep the scar hidden. Of course, there is always a risk of scarring after a cosmetic surgery procedure, so even patients who had a small reduction could have some scarring left after the procedure.
Patients who visit the Dr Lanzer Clinic can count on the decades of experience of Dr Daniel Lanzer. He also aims to keep any scarring hidden from an areola corrective surgery; this by using advanced surgical techniques and placing the scar in a less obvious location. Therefore, the experience and know-how of your cosmetic surgeon can make a huge difference for your overall surgery experience.
Discover Areola Corrective Surgery Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of female patients now opt for Areola Corrective Surgery. To get a better idea about the results that could be obtained from areola corrective surgery, please speak to your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.
If you’re looking to having this treatment done, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.
Is Areola Corrective Surgery Used for Inverted Nipples?
The procedure used for inverted nipples is different from areola corrective surgery. The procedure used to correct inverted nipples is a nipple correction. During this procedure, the cosmetic surgeon releases the milk ducts, which enables eversion.
The cosmetic surgeon will make an incision during nipple correction surgery too; this incision is usually made around or within the areola. Therefore, it is not uncommon for areola corrective surgery to be combined with nipple corrective surgery.
What Are the Complications Connected to Areola Corrective Surgery?
Like all cosmetic surgery procedures, areola corrective surgery is accompanied by some risks. Even though cosmetic surgeons will take all possible measures to reduce the chances of complications, problems during or after the surgery cannot be eliminated completely. Therefore, it is essential for patients to be informed about the accompanying risks before the procedure is executed.
Possible complications of areola corrective surgery include: bleeding, infection, nerve damage, temporary or more long-term numbness, loss of sensation and scarring. We do need to mention that most women maintain the ability to breastfeed after areola corrective surgery, but there could be a possibility that breastfeeding is hindered because of the surgery. Therefore, most surgeons will recommend having this procedure after having children.
A complete overview with possible complications and risks will be provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic before the procedure takes place. Patients get the time to go through these. If the patient in question understands the risks and wishes to go ahead with the procedure, he or she will be required to sign a consent form. However, we must mention that in all his years of practice, Dr Lanzer has never witnessed any serious complications from areola corrective surgery.
What Should I Consider When Recovering from Areola Corrective Surgery?
The recovery process after areola corrective surgery is different for everyone, so it is always difficult to give patients an estimate of how quickly they will heal and how quickly they can get back to work. During your recovery, it is vital to listen to your own body and to follow the directions provided by your clinic to the letter.
During the first couple of days after the surgery, patients can experience common side-effects associated with cosmetic surgery; this includes swelling, bruising and overall discomfort. Pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication, but your surgeon could also prescribe some medication to keep infection and pain at bay during your recovery.
Most patients must refrain from sexual activity during the recovery; this is due to the breast being swollen after the procedure and the fact that sexual activity could cause serious side-effects and complications. The patient must also avoid strenuous physical activity until they have been cleared by their surgeon.
When you are recovering, it is essential to look out for possible signs of complications. If you experience symptoms such as excessive bleeding, inflammation, fever or any clear signs of complications, please contact your cosmetic surgery clinic immediately for an emergency appointment.
The patient must protect their breasts for several months after the procedure too; this includes wearing a sports bra while playing sports or doing any physical activity. However, it is recommended to refrain from strenuous physical activity until the surgeon has given you the all clear.
Do You Have Additional Questions About Areola Corrective Surgery?
For any additional questions about areola corrective surgery, please refer to our information pages or contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic to speak to a member of our medical team. If you wish to speak to Dr Lanzer in person about areola corrective surgery, please make an appointment with one of our receptionists.
To make an appointment for areola reduction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, please contact our friendly team of receptionists via telephone. Alternatively, you can send your contact information to our team via email, after which we will contact you to schedule the most suitable appointment.