I am uncomfortable & embarrassed of my breasts b/c of my big aereolas, and I would like my nipples to be higher up. Im wondering if I need just aerola reduction, or if I need a lift and/or implant too. What do you think? The first 2 photos are me, and the last 2 photos are what I want my breats to look like (natural). What do I need to do to get to my goal breasts? Thank you!!
Large Areolas and Droopy Nipples. What Breast Surgery Do I Need?
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Breast Lift or Not?
It is common to compare ourselves to others, as you are doing.
Your two photos do not suggest that you are as "bad" as you feel.
I would advise giving surgery plenty of thought as any areolar or other type of breast lift will create scars that you may end up being more unhappy with.
Dear Hanna G,
I will begin by telling you that what you perceive as a source of embarrassment - ie. your areola, are not that unusual or large. I would suggest you think long and hard before pursuing surgery, as the scars from any suggested surgeries may result in poorer cosmesis.
Nonetheless, if you really wanted to have surgery, an areolar reduction with a peri-areolar mastopexy technique could be used. The downside of this technique is that it may make your breast appear more boxy. In addition, the scar around your areola may widen with time.
Speak with one or two experienced plastic surgeons in your area and go over the pros and cons of all proposed procedures. Think about it long and hard - I think your breasts are better off without any intervention at this time.
Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
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Breast Lift with Areolar Reduction
Hello and thank you for the question.
In review of your photographs and given consideration of your desired results, I would offer you a vertical mastopexy ( lolli-pop scar breast lift). This will afford you both a breast lift for the moderate ptosis, which your breasts have as well an areolar reduction to a size that is better proportioned to your breasts. I recommend you consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has ample experience in breast rejuvenation surgery.
Best of luck,
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Areola reduction, breast lift, or augmentation?
Good mastopexy candidate
Thank you for your question and your photos. The appropriate operation to correct the issues here is likely a mastopexy (breast lift), with or without the addition of an implant. Breast lift surgery will reduce the size of the areola, as well as raise the level of the breast mound on the chest wall. A well-done mastopexy results in a high, round, but natural-looking breast. It can be combined with the placement of an implant if you desire additional volume, as well as a higher breast with a smaller areola.
All depends on you end goal
Surgery for areolar reduction with lift
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