Breast Reduction and Areola Reduction
Breast Reduction and Areola Reduction
A breast reduction and areola reduction often go hand in hand. When the breast size is reduced dramatically, it is not uncommon for the areola to be out of proportion with the rest of the breast. As a result, a cosmetic surgeon can recommend a breast reduction and areola reduction.
Patients who are considering a breast reduction and areola reduction can find more detailed information about both procedures below.
Why Are My Areolas So Puffy?
Some patients who seek a breast reduction and areola reduction will often describe their areolas as puffy. There can be several causes for this, ranging from hormonal changes to puberty. The size of the areola and its accompanying raised appearance is caused by excess tissue in the areola area. Nipple reduction surgery can be implemented as corrective surgery for this kind of problem and is often accompanied by breast augmentation. However, nipple reduction can be acquired as standalone cosmetic surgery.
What Are The Initial Symptoms Of Breast Cancer?
Women with an irregular areola are often afraid that the problem could be caused by cancer. Before we elaborate on the initial symptoms of breast cancer, please note that it is recommended to seek the advice of a healthcare professional if you have any breast cancer concerns.
One of the most common symptoms of breast cancer includes a lump or a mass in the breast area or in the armpit. The lump or mass is usually painless and can be irregular in shape. If you notice a new lump or mass in your breast area or armpit, it is important to have it checked as soon as possible.
There are some other symptoms that could be early warning signs of breast cancer, this includes breast swelling, skin dimpling, the nipple turning inwards, nipple discharge, and swollen lymph nodes.
Discover Gold Coast Areola Reduction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Gold Coast Areola Reduction procedure. Once a thorough evaluation has been executed, Dr Lanzer can determine if you are a good candidate for this liposuction procedure.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your body, get a free consultation at the Gold Coast clinic with Dr Lanzer.
What Is A Breast Reduction?
During a breast reduction, a cosmetic surgeon will reduce the breast size by removing fat through liposuction. For most patients, it is possible to achieve the desired breast size through fat removal alone. However, there are some cases where the patient has a significant amount of breast tissue. For these patients, some of the excess breast tissue may have to be cut out to achieve the reduction.
What Can You Expect After The Operation?
Patients can expect some general discomfort, bruising and swelling after their procedure. When the anaesthetic wears off, most patients can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications. In some cases, the cosmetic surgeon can also prescribe some pain medication if required.
The patient will be required to wear a surgical bra after the procedure, this reduces some of the bruising and swelling after the procedure. The surgical bra will also protect the area after the surgery.
While fat is physically removed during the procedure, patient should avoid weight gain after their procedure. Weight gain could cause a fat accumulation in another area, so patients should maintain a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise.
What Are The Potential Risks?
Breast reduction surgery is accompanied with some of the common risks of cosmetic surgery, including infection. It is important for patients to read the consent form before having their surgery and only sign the form if they have understood the risks involved with their procedure.
There is currently no evidence that a breast reduction has an influence on a woman’s ability to breastfeed. However, it is still something to consider by patients. If you have a concern regarding breastfeeding in the future, please speak to your cosmetic surgeon about the potential risks and side-effects before your procedure.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Risky? Is It Painful?
There is always some risk involved with cosmetic surgery, so it is important to inform yourself about these risks. An anaesthetic is used during the procedure, so patients will not feel pain during the procedure itself. However, some mild discomfort should be expected after the surgery. Most patients can manage any pain symptoms with over-the-counter pain medications, but some cases will require some prescription medication. Your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with more information before your surgery takes place.
Best Areola Reduction Surgeon?
Dr Daniel Lanzer is one of Australia’s most experienced cosmetic surgeons. He was also a pioneer in Australian cosmetic surgery, as he introduced numerous procedures into the country. One of the procedures he helped pioneer was the breast reduction with liposuction, which focuses on fat removal opposed to the removal of glandular tissue.
Patients can find more information about Dr Lanzer on the website, as well as some examples of the procedures that he executed in the past. For some breast reduction examples, please refer to the before and after photographs for additional insight. However, keep in mind that results from this procedure are always unique to the patient.