Average Recovery Time and Cost for Aerola Reduction?

How long does it take to recover from a puffy nipple reduction? I don't have any significant breast tissue underneath maybe a hard disc a little smaller than a dime. They are just puffy and stick out the slightest. I am in Southern California and looking for info on cost and recovery. Thank You.

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Average recovery time from breast areola reduction may vary in patients

Hi Johnny

There are many aspects to recovery and the times vary from patient to patient and by the extent of surgery involved. On the average, a patient will feel pretty normal in a few days and should be able to return to normal non-strenuous activities at that time. The patient will however have restrictions on his or her activities for a few weeks and will not see the final esthetic result for a few months. For fees, most plastic surgeons will provide ballpark costs over the phone.

I hope this is helpful. Good luck on achieving your goals.

Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
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Average Recovery Time and Cost for Aerola Reduction

As each case is different, it is vital that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in male breast surgery. The surgeon should determine if you are a suitable candidate for male breast reduction by liposuction or glandular excision. It is also crucial to have a plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the gynecomastia condition can determine if there is firm breast tissue beneath the areola that is causing the nipples to project (which is often the case), and if so, how much of this glandular tissue can be removed to create a flat appearance.
#PuffyNipple surgery generally takes only an hour or two, and the recovery time is short; sometimes less than a week. There is minimal scarring and the success rate is excellent. Therefore, patients who suffer from "Puffy Nipples", and who view it as an unaesthetic and unpleasant condition, may desire surgical intervention to correct the "puffy nipple" condition.
Men who suffer from large #areolas may notice that after breast surgery, the skin of the chest muscles will tighten, causing the areolas to tighten and diminish in size. This is a result of the removal of glandular and/or adipose tissue.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons the average #cost of #gynecomastia surgery can vary widely. #Surgery quotes should include the procedure itself, operating room facilities, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescription medication and other related costs. Most plastic surgery offices offer convenient finance plans that allow patients to pay a low monthly payment.
Costs will also vary with geographic location. Estimated costs can be found here on RealSelf.com, PlasticSurgery.org or Surgery.org.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Nipple Reduction Price and Recovery

It would be about $1500-$3000, the lower range covering the cost of just one areola/nipple. This is the average cost in Toronto, Ontario. The recovery period is relatively short compared to other cosmetic procedures, with swelling and bruising being the most common. These last for a few weeks but gradually subside. 

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Areola reduction time and cost

To start feeling normal again typically takes a few days.  You can then start light activities but the healing time and process will change from patient to patient. Regarding fees, it will vary greatly depending on area even in the same city. Consult with 2 to 3 surgeons to get a good range and choose the one that best meets your needs.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
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Areola reduction recovery and cost depends


It depends upon what exact operation you have. If you are a male having a small gynecomastia operation, you are probably looking at a week or so before you get back to low impact activities.

John P. Di Saia, MD
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