Breast augmentation surgery adds volume to the breasts, enlarging them by at least one cup size. One potential side effect of this is that the areolae will grow larger. In order to correct this, areola reduction may be necessary.
Areola reduction can be performed during a breast augmentation. During an areola reduction, an incision is created around the areola, followed by another smaller circle inside; this second circle is used to mark the planned new border of the areola. With this smaller circle, the surgeon will make sure to remain outside of the nipple area.
There are many potential incision sites when it comes to breast augmentation, so this may vary depending on the patient’s needs and goals. To discuss your aesthetic goals with a plastic surgeon, contact our office to set up a consultation. Dr. Steve Ahmed, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will set up a surgical plan and help you better understand the procedure.