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Restore Optimal Areolar Proportions

Areola reduction is a procedure aimed at reshaping and resizing the areolas, the pigmented areas surrounding the nipples. Enlarged areolas can occur due to factors such as genetics, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. This procedure is ideal for individuals seeking to address disproportionate areolas that may cause self-consciousness or discomfort.

During areola reduction surgery, our plastic surgeons carefully remove excess tissue from the perimeter of the areola, resulting in a smaller and more aesthetically pleasing size. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, with minimal downtime. By achieving a harmonious balance between the size of the areolas and the breasts, patients often experience improved confidence and satisfaction with their overall breast appearance. Areola reduction can help you regain a sense of proportion and symmetry.

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Areola Reduction Treats:

  • Enhanced breast aesthetics and symmetry
  • Improved proportion between breast size and areola size
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Reduction of self-consciousness about breast appearance
  • Restoration of a more youthful and natural breast appearance
  • Correction of asymmetrical areolas
  • Potential relief from physical discomfort associated with large areolas
  • Long-lasting results with minimal downtime

What Happens During the Areola Reduction Consultation?

Drs. Patrick and Hannan will listen attentively to your reasons for seeking areola reduction and discuss your desired outcomes. They will perform a thorough examination of your breasts and areolas, evaluating factors such as size, shape, and symmetry. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, express any concerns, and discuss the procedure in detail. During your consultation for areola reduction with our plastic surgeons, Dr. Patrick and Dr. Hannan, you’ll find a warm and welcoming environment where your concerns are treated with empathy and respect.

You Might Be A Candidate If…

  • You feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about the size of your areolas.
  • You have disproportionately large areolas relative to your breast size.
  • Your areola size has changed due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations.
  • You desire improved symmetry and aesthetics in your breast appearance.
  • You are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes.
  • You have a positive attitude towards undergoing a surgical procedure.
  • You’re looking for a long-lasting solution to enhance the appearance of your breasts.
  • You’ve consulted our plastic surgeons and received clearance for the procedure.
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Before & After

Areola Reduction

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What Is Recovery
from Areola Reduction Like?

Recovery from areola reduction surgery typically involves a relatively straightforward process. Following the procedure, you can expect mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the treated area. These side effects are normal and can be managed with pain medication and the application of cold compresses. It’s essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions to optimize your recovery and minimize any potential complications. During the initial days after surgery, you may need to refrain from strenuous activities and avoid lifting heavy objects to allow for proper healing.

While downtime varies for each person, most individuals can return to work and resume light activities within a week or two. Your plastic surgeon will provide specific aftercare guidelines, which may include wearing a supportive bra, avoiding direct sunlight on the treated area, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. As swelling subsides and incisions heal, you’ll gradually notice the final results.

Inspiring Confidence
With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is dedicated to empowering women through personalized cosmetic solutions. Led by plastic surgeons Dr. Patrick and Dr. Hannan, our practice boasts a collaborative environment where both doctors work together to provide exceptional care. With 9 out of 10 surgeries performed jointly, we streamline the process and reduce the time and anesthesia fees while ensuring optimal outcomes. If you’re considering areola reduction to enhance your breast aesthetics, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick and Dr. Hannan today.

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