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My areolas are way too large. Can the size of the areolas be changed; if so, can it...

Q:

My areolas are way too large. Can the size of the areolas be changed; if so, can it be done during the breast augmentation procedure?

A:

Yes, the areolar diameter can be made smaller at the time of augmentation by removing a doughnut shape of the dark skin from the outside of the areola. This does not affect sensation. While the size will be smaller the areola has more of a stuck-on look because the edge no longer blends softly with the surrounding skin but instead there is a sharp demarcation at the junction between the dark and light skin. Because of this, diameters up to 5 centimeters are acceptable and should probably not be made smaller. A portion of the incision around the areola is used to put the implant in.

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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

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