Hi I have noted that aesthetically ideal areola size is cited as being between 35mm and 48mm,or in terms of ratio(nipple:areola:breast) as 1:3:9. which would be a large 5.66mm I am confused as to how to measure that size, given the drastic change in areola size due to cold or stimulation etc. I am curious to know how to make the calculation as I am considering planning towards an improvement following reconstructive surgery. I am 5'10" and a 34D thankyou!
Aesthetically Ideal Areola Size, How to Calculate
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Areola Size ---U choose!
Hope this helps
There is tremendous variation in areola size,as there is in breast size and shape
So the areola size is really a personal choice
It is possible to reconstruct a nipple areola complex fairly accurately in the reconstruction patient,however in the augmentation ,breast reduction and breast lift patient it is more unpredictable as stretching occurs to varying degrees after surgery
Areolar size will also vary depending on the amount of stretch placed on the areola at the time of measurement during surgery ,As you mentioned the areola is a contractile organ and size will vary with temperature and stimulation
Ideal areola size
This can depend on the patient's preference. There is an an average size which will vary with the size of the breast, and the patient can have input into the final diameter.
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Ideal areola size - its all about proportion!
As you accurately mentioned the ideal areola size range, the ideal being around 4.2 cm. This size however should be proportional to the rest of the breast, mainly the volume and the location of the areola, as well as the nipple reconstruction. This is also a matter of personal taste, as some patients prefer smaller areola, and others want to restore the same size as they had prior to mastectomy. This is definitely something that you need to discuss with your plastic surgeon in detail to make sure you are pleased with the final result
Ideal nipple areola size
Make a measurement in a normal setting!
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The areola size is not the same for everyone. Usually larger breasts have larger areola. These can be modified( reduced) in women whose areola are too large.
What is an aestheticly ideal areola size?
There are no rules with aesthetic opinions. Areolas can be made any size that you want. They can be made to be more pointy or more flat. The important thing is tht you are shown photos of different sizes so that you can choose what you think looks best. We do look to acheive good symmetry, but sometimes making each areola something slightly different than a perfect circle may look more natural. Again, this is something to discuss with your surgeon.
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