Is Areolae Reduction Good 3 Years Before Getting Pregnant?
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Areolar reduction before pregnancy
Breast surgery before pregnancy
If you're just looking for areolar reduction (making the dark circle around the nipples smaller), there's no reason not to go ahead and have it done if it really bothers you. You'll have 3 more years to enjoy your new breasts before pregnancy changes them. You cannot predict exactly how pregnancy will change a breast, so you may or may not need to touch up that areolar reduction after pregnancy.
Nipple & areola reduction before or after pregnancy
Ultimately, this depends on how much it bothers you. If this is a source of distress, the surgery is relatively low risk but you should be prepared to revise the surgery once you have completed nursing.
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Areola reduction before pregnancy
In my opinion, this would not be a good idea. Isolated areola reduction without a lift or reduction of the entire breast is exceptionally rare anyway. I think whatever you might gain would potentially lost be the stretching of the breasts during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Reduction of the areola withstanding a pregnancy
An areolar reduction can be done by itself or as part of either a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) or a Breast Reduction (read link below to understand similarities and differences). With Pregnancy the breast will grow and stretch the entire skin envelope, including the areola. Any tightening of the areola and or of the skin envelope will be affected - the areola will be stretched as will be the skin envelope.
Dr. P. Aldea
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