Why can't an areola reduction procedure be done by cutting and stitching around the nipple?
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This would be difficult because such a small diameter to pull skin in to the center would bunch up a lot, there would be so much tension on the small nipple itself that it would widen and flatten the nipple most likely over time, and sutures into the nipple base would most likely disrupt the ducts within the nipple.
Your thoughts are certainly innovative for reducing areolas
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Hope that helps!
- the nipple ducts would be cut
- the scarring would be more visible because of pigmentation issues
If you are ok with that, then there is no reason not to have this performed.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
How Areolar Reduction Works
If areolar pigmeted skin is removed from the junction of the nipple and areola, the resulting scar would likely not be pigmented like areolar skin. It would likely show more in many patients. Also, there would be more skin gathering or pleating than traditional techniques.
Areolar reduction is not for everyone, especially with the current limitations in technique. Most patients are pleased with the results, and are happy with the tradeoffs. However, if you do not need a lift, it may be best to really think about the procedure!
Why can't an areolar reduction procedure be done by cutting and stitching around the nipple?
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