Areola Reduction performed with Breast Lift?

This is interesting because I do have quite large Areola's and I was considering getting a breast lift done.  Does it make sense for me to kill 2 birds with one stone and have this done as well? Is this a difficult procedure?

Denise_Yell

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It is very common for an Areola reduction to be performed when getting a breast lift.  From what my doctor explained to me there are three different ways that a doctor could perform a breast lift with an Areola reduction:

1) A "donut lift" which is an incision that is made around the new smaller areola and the breast can be lifted.  The scars from a "donut lift" tend to widen and it flattens the breast.

Areola Reduction performed with Breast Lift, submitted image. 

2) A "lollipop lift" which would go around the new smaller areola and down the breast.

Areola Reduction performed with Breast Lift, submitted image.

3) A "full lift" or "Anchor lift" could be performed around the smaller areola and down the breast and under the fold of the breast.  However, not every patient is a candidate for a "full lift".

Areola Reduction performed with Breast Lift, submitted image.

#3 will cause the most scarring but will probably yield the most desirable results.  Most women are willing to sacrifice the look of the scar for the droopiness of their breasts.  

You are exactly correct. In my practice, I actually utilize four different lifting techniques. Each has its pros and cons. Basically, each woman considering a breast lift is carefully evaluated at her (free) consultation, and the optimal method for her needs would be recommended.  All the different techniques are essentially painless.

 Yes! In fact, areola reduction is virtually always performed with a lift/reduction and is generally sized to between 38-44 mm depending on the aesthetics.

Areola reduction actually makes the geometry of the procedure easier and safer as well.

I've linked some representative images.

 


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If one needs a breast lift, areolar reduction is a component of that procedure. If that is not the case and you just want areolar reduction, that can be performed with an incision around your areola on the border of your areola and the lighter surrounding skin. A permanent suture is placed under the surface to minimize the chances of the areola enlarging after the procedure. This is not necessary in conjunction with a lift.

Dr. Roger Friedman has 2 Breast augmentation, Breast lift before & afters:

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Hello and nice to meet you.  I appreciate the time you are spending researching this procedure.  My name is Dr. Matthew J. Nykiel.  I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, a Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Surgeon, and a Cosmetic Surgeon Specialist.


In a great lift, areolar reduction is part of the surgery.

I hope that helps!  Please reach for an appointment in our office at 909-291-4900.  Best of Luck!


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Comments posted above seems good suggestion but still if you are not able to take the right decision then you better take an advice from any experienced person who knows enough about it. Don't take any kind of risk as you know it can be dangerous too. All the best.

This is a routine component in performing a breast lift or reduction if the areolas are aesthetically too large (common). There are basically 3 significant variants in the technique for a lift and all would incorporate resizing of the areola.

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Areolar reduction is a routine part of breast lift, as desired by the patient (and it usually is).

Dr. David E. Lipson has 1 Breast lift before & after:

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