Nipple and Areola Reduction
Plenty of women are uncomfortable with the appearance of their nipples or their areolas. They feel that the areolas are too big or appear stretched, or perhaps their nipples are too long. The nipples and areola of the breast can be a sensitive issue weighing heavily upon one’s self-confidence. Dr Andres offers nipple and areola reduction as an option for women looking to obtain beautiful breasts and nipples that they can feel good about.
about the procedure
Nipple and areola reduction surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is delivered solely under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. For a Scottsdale nipple reduction, Dr. Andres shall make a precise incision on the nipple. As for an areola reduction, Dr. Andres makes an incision that surrounds the perimeter of the areola. Following the incision, Dr. Andres expertly removes any excess tissue from the area of the incision. This procedure takes approximately one hour to complete, unless pairing it with other coordinating procedures.
It is very common for patients to opt for nipple and areola reduction surgery alongside such procedures as a breast reduction, breast lift or breast augmentation to achieve a more comprehensive renovation. Dr. Andres will work with you to ensure you receive what is among the best nipple and areola reduction Phoenix has to offer.
Once you’re out of surgery, you will be allowed to return home, the same day as the surgery. Your breasts will be carefully bandaged, to avoid complications such as infection as well as to facilitate proper healing. You may be given a special surgical grade bra, which is to be consistently worn, while your breasts are healing. This helps to ensure that your nipples maintain their new positioning.
You may experience some discomfort, in addition to some swelling and bruising for the first week or two. This is fairly common. Most patients find that they are able to return to their daily activities, including work, within approximately one week or so. You will need to avoid any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for the first 4 to 5 weeks, following your surgery. If you have any additional questions, regarding your procedure, feel free to voice them to Dr. Andres or a member of his staff.
During your consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Andres will need to examine your breasts and nipples, so that he may be able to give his professional opinion in regard to suggesting the surgery that will best serve your individual needs. Dr. Andres will want to go over your unique goals, in relation to physical enhancement and surgical reconstruction. From there, Dr. Andres will be able to create a surgical plan that is customized to your needs. It is important that you feel completely confident in your choice.
If you would like to further discuss your options for nipple and areola reduction in Phoenix & Scottsdale, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you may contact the office directly, and one of our staff members will be able to assist you in scheduling an appointment.Schedule a Consultation