Common Questions About The Areola Reduction Answered
Common Questions About The Areola Reduction Answered
An areola reduction is a procedure considered by patients who have an areola that is disproportionate to the size of the breast. By the removal of a part of the areola, the surgeon can create a new areola that is proportionate with the size of the breasts and the rest of the patient’s body.
Most patients considering an areola reduction have a lot of questions. If this is the case for you, please read some of the frequently asked questions and their accompanying answers below.
What Does The Cosmetic Surgeon Do During An Areola Reduction?
Before an areola reduction is executed, a local or general anaesthetic will be given to ensure the patient remains comfortable during the procedure. The choice between local and general anaesthetic can be subject to the scope of the procedure or the preferences of the patient.
During a Brisbane areola reduction, your cosmetic surgery will remove a part of the outer brown area of the areola. The skin that remains around the nipple is then moved inwards in the shape of a purse string; this to surround the new areola created during surgery.
The cosmetic surgery can use a series of absorbable stitches on the inside of the areola; this can effectively reduce the diameter of the areola. Since this area can be somewhat sensitive after the procedure, a dressing will be applied to the treatment area and a special bra is provided to provide ample protection.
Please note that the special bra needs to be worn for some time after your treatment. Not only does the bra provide protection for the treatment area, it also provides support for the breasts during the healing process.
Can an Areola Reduction Be Combined with a Breast Lift?
Areola reduction surgery can be combined with a breast lift. It is not uncommon for this procedure to be accompanied by other surgical procedures that alter the breast size; this includes breast reduction
An areola reduction is actually quite common during a breast reduction procedure, since excess breast tissue and fat can be removed from the breasts and make large breasts considerably smaller. As a result, the nipple might not longer be proportionate with the rest of the breasts. In these cases, the patient could be a good candidate for a nipple reduction. Of course, it does depend on the overall reduction the patient is having.
There are a number of reasons why patients might seek a breast reduction as well as nipple reduction. For example, they could experience shoulder pain or back pain due to the size and weight of the breasts. Patients could also seek a breast lift after a period of weight loss, which left them with sagging breasts. In extreme cases, the areola must be repositioned during this procedure.
If you are uncertain about the procedure that is best for the problem you are having, it is recommend to enquire about your options with a cosmetic surgeon. At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, we offer the initial consultation to patients free of charge, enabling new patients to discuss their treatment options without committing to anything.
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What Is the Best Size For An Areola?
There is no real ideal size of the areola. In fact, the ideal size of your areola is measured by looking at the overall breast size. In short, a good sized areola will always be proportionate with the size of the breasts.
What Happens Once I Leave The Clinic After An Areola Reduction?
Some patients can feel rather drowsy after their treatment; this is usually the case if the procedure was executed under a local anaesthetic. The patient can also experience some discomfort on the incision site; this can be managed with medication obtained at The Dr Lanzer Clinic.
When you leave the clinic, it is essential to have someone drive you home. Even if only a local anaesthetic was used, the treatment area can be a little uncomfortable, so driving is not recommended at all.
Patients can experience some minor bruising and swelling post-surgery. If the procedure was done under a general anaesthesia, patients should avoid potential risks post breast surgery by having someone stay with them and avoiding signing important documents for at least 24 hours.
During your recovery process, be sure to sleep on your back for at least several weeks. Since the treatment area is sensitive, it is better to avoid sleeping on the treatment area or apply any excessive pressure on the area.
Most patients can return to their normal activities rather quickly after their treatment. However, it is important to take sufficient time to rest as well, since this treatment can cause side-effects such as swelling and numbness. Side-effects can take up to several weeks to subside.
Can I Breastfeed After A Brisbane Areola Reduction?
Most women have no problems breastfeeding after an Brisbane areola reduction. That being said, patients do need to consider that an areola reduction can make breastfeeding more difficult. Even though it does not always occur, there are some patients who have experienced difficulty breastfeeding after their procedure. Thus, it is not uncommon for patients to wait with their procedure until they had their last child.
Patients who are concerned about possible complications after an areola reduction should always contact The Dr Lanzer Clinic. Even though complications such as infection and lost sensation in the nipples are rare, it is vital to get in touch with your surgeon as soon as possible if you suspect such complications.
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