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My areolas are very large compared to my breast size. When I have my breasts...

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My areolas are very large compared to my breast size. When I have my breasts enlarged, I would like to reduce the areolas considerably. I am very self-conscious about them. Can this be done when implants are placed?

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You can have the areola reduced at the time of breast augmentation, but there is a chance the incisions may spread due to tension on the skin from the implant volume. You may need an enhancement of the periareolar scar at a later date. Or you may choose to have the areola made smaller with a subsequent, separate procedure. A lot depends on the quality and elasticity of your skin, and your current size versus your desired size. I suggest a consultation with an ASAPS surgeon who will have the opportunity to examine you and make a recommendation.

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Areola reduction

Yes, the size of your areolas can be reduced. It is actually fairly common to provide and areola reduction during a breast surgery, particularly to women who have had pregnancies and have breast fed children. Areola reduction can take place as a surgery alone, or with a breast augmentation or breast lift surgery

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Reduction of Large Breast Areolas – Areola reduction at the time of breast augmentation can be done, however if the implants are extremely large then I would consider waiting 3-6 months so there is no splaying or widening of the areola scar.

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