Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Areola Reduction Surgery in Bakersfield, CA
Areola Reduction Plastic Surgery
So much of the attention is placed on breast enhancement, such as breast augmentations or breasts lifts. But many don’t realize that addressing the nipple or areola area can also create a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hootan Daneshmand, MD can provide patients with an overall better breast appearance by simply moving or reducing the size of the nipple via areola reduction surgery.
By now we all know that body parts come in all shapes and sizes, and just as women’s’ breasts vary in shape and size, so do their areolas. Unfortunately, many women (and even men) with enlarged areolas are often uncomfortable or insecure with their breasts. In these cases, areola reduction surgery is possible for those who seek it.
If you’re considering areola reduction surgery in Orange County, our professionals at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute will give you a basic understanding of the procedure and what you can expect from it.
Why Areola Reduction?
As with any type of plastic surgery, there are often more noticeable traits that lead patients to want a specific plastic surgery procedure. A few reasons to get an areola reduction include:
Sometimes, excess breast tissue will push the areola area forward, giving the appearance of puffy areolas. This can usually been seen in tuberous breasts, which is a genetic condition in which the base of the breast is narrow, giving a tubular breast appearance.
Puffy nipples or areolas can certainly be addressed in an areola reduction surgery with or without a lift or breast reduction.
For the most part, nipples are round. But, in some cases, they may be abnormally shaped or oval.
An areola reduction surgery can help to make your nipple area appear to be more circular. This can also be done with or without addressing other issues.
One areola may be larger than the other one. In this case, Dr. Daneshmand would reduce the size of the larger areola to match the smaller one.
This condition causes the nipple to retract into the breast, as opposed to pointing outward. This can cause milk ducts to tether inside of the breast.
Nipple inversion can occur to genetics, breastfeeding or sagging breasts.
To fix this, Dr. Daneshmand will make a small incision at the base of the nipple to release the fibers that are pulling at the nipple.
Areola Reduction Procedure
How Does Areola Reduction Work?
Areola reduction surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with another breast surgery, such as a breast lift or breast reduction surgery. However, it can be performed as a minor surgical procedure on its own, as well. When performed separately from other procedures, the areola reduction surgery may take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
The surgery itself is a relatively simple procedure. While you are under local anesthesia, your surgeon will make incisions around your areola. The incisions are made to be as inconspicuous and hidden as possible. Then, excess tissue from the areola will be removed. The new areola will be secured with a permanent suture inside your breast which will prevent it from stretching. Using either removable or dissolvable stitches, your surgeon will close the incision site and the procedure will conclude.
How Much is Areola Reduction Surgery?
How Much Does a Breast Lift and Areola Reduction Cost?
When performing an areola reduction in conjunction with another procedure, such as a breast lift, you can expect to pay much more than you would for an areola reduction alone. The cost of breast augmentations in California can vary greatly. The best way to determine what you should expect to pay for a breast lift and areola reduction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daneshmand directly.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Areola Reduction?
How Old Do You Have to Be to Get an Areola Reduction?
Does Your Areola Get Bigger After a Breast Augmentation?
Many people assume that if they receive a breast augmentation to increase the size of their breasts, their areolas will also increase in size. This is not actually the case, as the areolas typically do not change in size following a breast augmentation. It is possible that the areolas might stretch slightly due to the breasts having more volume, but it is not common for them to get significantly bigger.
You may notice some swelling in the weeks following a breast augmentation that can contribute to your areolas looking larger or puffier, but this typically subsides over time.
Best Areola or Nipple Reduction Plastic Surgeon in California
When it comes down to it, the only way to change the size or appearance of your areola is to undergo areola reduction surgery.
Dr. Hootan Daneshmand at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute specializes in cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation in Orange County, such as areola reduction surgery. He is also an active member of the Breast Care Center in South Orange County and is on staff at multiple hospitals in the area. His ability to provide excellence in the field of plastic surgery has earned him admiration from both patients and colleagues in his region.
To schedule your complimentary consultation, give us a call at 949-359-8397 today!