The areola is different from the nipple: the latter is the focal point of your breast that is raised in the center of the areola and contains breast milk ducts, while the areola is the pigmented skin around your nipple. Sometimes your areolae (the plural form of areola) may become too large due to various possible factors, including significant weight loss, genetics, previous breast implants, and breastfeeding.
In the grand scheme of things, the areolae are indeed small portions of your breasts. But there’s a saying that the devil is in the details, so enlarged areolae may very well affect your overall physical aesthetics and self-confidence. You may feel uncomfortable, especially when wearing particular clothing, with respect to the size of your areolae. There’s no need to feel bad about it anymore. You can choose to fix or reduce the size of your areolae through a simple surgical procedure.
Areola Reduction Surgery is one of the surgical specialties of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. York Yates. With impressive training background and experience, the Salt Lake City Utah area Surgeon values the importance of doing any surgical procedure properly the first time. Hence, before performing the procedure, Dr. Yates screens you thoroughly, especially with respect to your medical history and specific surgery goal. You are generally admitted as a candidate if you are in good medical and mental conditions and if you are realistic with the surgery results. Moreover, you should not be suffering any chronic breast-related ailment.
The reduction surgery on your areolae can be performed either as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other breast surgeries, such as breast reduction, breast lift, or breast augmentation. This combination of breast surgeries happens when you have other areas of concern with your breasts and if Dr. Yates recommends a surgical combination.
As a stand-alone, areola reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure and can be completed in about one hour. Depending on your personal circumstances and preference, the surgery is performed under light sedation, local anesthesia, or general anesthesia. During consultation and after surgery, Dr. Yates will provide you with clear and detailed instructions regarding steps for faster healing and recovery.
The major trade-off with areola reduction surgery is the scar. Fortunately, the scar can often be hidden fairly well around the border of the areola, depending on the skin color and quality in this area.
-blog post courtesy of E6 Interactive