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areola reduction

Areola reduction

Areola reduction is a surgical procedure that seeks to improve the aesthetics of the nipples and the entire breast, correcting the size of the pigmented skin around the nipple.

What does it consist of?

It consists of removing the colored skin near the nipple.

Areola reduction surgery can be linked to other surgeries such as:

– Breast augmentation 

– Nipple correction 

– Breast lift

– Breast reduction 

In the intervention the plastic surgeon removes a thin layer of skin suturing with a very thin thread to avoid scars in the area.

Frequently asked questions

Anyone seeking to improve the appearance of the nipples by reducing the areola.

Areola reduction surgery is a surgery where local anesthesia, general anesthesia or sedation can be used

The surgery lasts approximately one to two hours, it is an outpatient procedure and does not require hospitalization. 

Upon leaving the operating room, the patient is transferred to his or her room for recovery. He/she will be discharged according to his/her evolution.

The patient can return to his/her activities after two days. It is recommended not to do physical activity since it could cause changes in the final result.

Technical data

Hospitalization: Outpatient

Anesthesia: Local or general

Surgery Time: 1 – 2 Hours

Rest time: 2 days

Dr. José Cortés

Dr. José Cortés

Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgeon graduated from the Autonomous University of Mexico.

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