Apr
13

Q&A: What kind of scars result from an areola reduction?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

I live in NYC, and I am 19, wanting to get a areola reduction. I'm a larger C cup with dark nipples that make me self conscious. I'm concerned about the scarring it might cause, or what might happen if my breasts enlarge further. What could the costs be like? Would the consultation cost anything extra?

Answer: 

Pedy Ganchi, MD - LocateADoc.com

Hello,
 
Areola even reduction is a procedure  that can be performed under local anesthesia(awake with numbing the area) to create areola that are aesthetically proportionate to the breasts. This technique can also provide a small lift if desired.
 
The scars run all around the areola and may look puckered at first.  They become smooth as the area heals and barring weight gain in the breasts, the results are long lasting. When performed properly by an experienced Plastic Surgeon, the size of the areola remain stable as permanent stitches are interlocked for support. 
 
Scarring is always a concern and must be weighed against your dissatisfaction with your appearance.  Well concealed, flat scars are a good trade off for an undesirable appearance as they fall nicely along the natural areolar borders.
 
Plastic Surgeons set  their own policies regarding cosmetic consultations, and some are complimentary while others charge a fee.  It's best to select and experienced, Board certified  and caring surgeon who understands your goals.
You can review the expected results, risks, benefits, options and recovery as well as surgical fees during the consultation.
 
Best of luck in your search.
 

--Pedy Ganchi, MD
201-444-6646
Ridgewood, NJ

Answer: 

Kenneth R. Francis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Thank you for inquiring about the Areola reduction procedure. Dr. Kenneth Francis is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is amazing with his work. We see patients for free consultations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 7pm.

Looking forward to hearing from you. =]

-Anela Muminovic, Practice Manager

--Kenneth R. Francis, M.D.
New York, NY

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