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What is areola reduction? Los Angeles plastic surgeon is an expert in areola reduction surgery

What is areola reduction surgery?


Areola reduction is a type of mastopexy procedure, commonly performed in cosmetic plastic surgery.  The reduction of the areola can be performed to reduce the size of the areola or to uplift a droopy breast when there is mild droopiness.  During your consultation with Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, he will examine your breasts to determine whether you are a candidate for areolar reduction surgery. 


The areolae are the pigmented areas on the breast that define the periphery of the nipple.  The areolar skin may become widened after puberty, childbirth or as a result of breast implant placement.  If you are concerned about the size of your areola, there are many options for outpatient cosmetic surgery that can redefine and recontour the areola to make them more compatible with the overall size and shape your breast.  Areolar reduction demands meticulous attention to detail in order to minimize permanent scarring and widening of the areolar scar.  A Benelli mastopexy can often be performed for areolar reduction, but has the long term complication of areolar scar widening.


Dr. Karamanoukian performs a modification of the donut mastopexy that maximizes aesthetic gain without compromising or risking widening of the areolar scar.  The completion of an areolar reduction can be performed in combination with a breast augmentation surgery, or as an isolated procedure for areolar reduction.  Often, areola reduction can be combined with a procedure known as a nipple reduction, in which the size of the nipple is reduced surgically.


Dr. Karamanoukian advocates the use of areolar reduction techniques in order to redefine and recontour the breast without major surgery.  If you have questions about areolar reduction, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator who can schedule a comprehensive consultation for breast lift, areolar reduction, or areolar revision with Dr. Karamanoukian. 


Our office provides a full spectrum of cosmetic plastic surgery services including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast enhancement, mommy makeover, liposuction, and abdominoplasty surgery.  If you have questions about areolar reduction or breast lift surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with full detail during your consultation.  Please call 310-998-5533 to schedule your consultation.

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