The breasts are a focal point in a woman’s body. It is for this reason that most women are concerned about the overall appearance of their breasts. The nipples and dark area surrounding your breasts (areola) are vital features of the breast anatomy. Having disproportionately large areolas can make your breast look odd or asymmetric. A nipple and areola reduction procedure can be performed to reduce or modify the shape of your nipple-areola complex (NAC) for a naturally beautiful result.
Am I a Candidate for Nipple and Areola Reduction?
An enlarged nipple-areola complex can result from genetics, aging, or breastfeeding and can drastically affect the cosmetic appearance of the breast. While the breast size may be perfectly normal, having an enlarged areola or nipple can take away from the overall aesthetic of your breast.
The perfect candidate for this procedure is anyone struggling with issues such as:
- Enlarged areolas
- Puffy areolas
- Droopy (downward-pointing) nipples
- Large/overly protruding nipples
Individuals considering this procedure should be healthy and have a realistic and clear understanding of the possible results.
How Is Nipple and Areola Reduction Performed?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Wald will examine your breasts and nipples to give his professional opinion on the best approach to serve your individual needs. He will consider your natural breast size/shape, your preferred look, and what changes will best achieve the most satisfying results.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete. During your surgery, Dr. Wald will make an incision around the areola and remove excess tissue that contributes to its enlarged size or puffiness. Permanent sutures are then placed to close the incision (in a way that minimizes visible scarring), after which gauze dressings are placed over the breasts.
What Is My Nipple and Areola Reduction Recovery Like?
Following nipple reduction surgery, you can expect to experience some post-surgical bruising, swelling, numbness, and tingling; however, these effects should subside within a few weeks. You may be asked to wear a special surgical bra after surgery to help maintain your nipple correction position for better healing. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise or activity for at least three weeks after surgery.
You should be able to resume your daily routine in approximately one week or so.
What Results Can I Expect From My Nipple and Areola Reduction?
Results vary from person to person, but overall, you can expect to have a beautiful and balanced breast appearance.
How Much Does Nipple And Areola Reduction Cost in Orange County?
Areola and nipple reduction surgery cost varies from patient to patient depending on the specifics of their treatment. While some patients choose to only undergo nipple and areola reduction, others choose to combine this with an additional breast surgery, such as breast augmentation surgery, breast reduction surgery, breast lift surgery, or breast revision. These combined procedures will create a definite variation in cost.
Interested in Nipple andAreola Reduction in Orange County?
If you are looking for a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform nipple and areola reduction in Orange County, look no further than Dr. Robert Wald of The Aesthetic Institute. He will customize a treatment plan for your precise needs to achieve your desired results. Call us today at (714) 312-3549 or fill our online form to schedule your initial consultation.