What's a normal size to cut an areola down to during a mastopexy? I had lift and aug done and doc cut areola to 38mm. (Photo)
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Breast Lift with Implants - Areola Size
The two most common stencil-sizers used in surgery for areola are 38 mm and 42 mm. Sometimes, patients do not want the areola size reduced. It is a personal choice if you want to leave them large. What I can say, is that areola do have a tendency to widen over time after breast lift with implants. They probably won't stay at 38 mm.
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What's a normal size to cut an areola down to during a mastopexy? I had lift and aug done and doc cut areola to 38mm.
38- or 42-mm Diameter Areolae
Most common sizes selected plastic surgeons are either a 38-mm or 42-mm diameter areola. Certainly that can be adjusted up or down depending on the preference of the patient. If after six months you are still unhappy with that the areolae could be enlarged modestly by taking a strip of normal skin circumferentially around both and stretching out the areolae a bit more. I hope this has been helpful. Robert D. Wilcox, MD
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They will stretch
38mm is very standard for size. But, areola skin is very stretchy and will probably stretch out due to the size of the implants in your breasts. Once the tissue heals and the scars soften, you're probably going to be really happy. Keep us posted.