Surgical correction of the areola or areola surgery is an operation aimed to correct the size and shape of the areola. It can be carried out as a separate surgery or combined with a breast lift, breast plastic surgery or nipple correction.
Areola correction before and after
- Areola asymmetry.
- Blurred areola zone which does not have clear contours.
- Large areolas.
- Areola and nipples disproportion.
General contraindications: mastopathy, cancer, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder, patients under 18 years old, pre-arranged pregnancy, recent lactation.
Methods of areola correction
- Circumferential correction is used in order to reduce the size of the areola, two circumferential incisions are made in this case. One incision – along with the contour of the areola, the second incision – closer to the nipple. Excess tissue is removed, the remaining part of the areola is stitched to non-pigmented tissues.
- In case of sector or partial correction (resection), a triangular piece of the areola is removed and the incision edges are stitched.
- During breast lift or breast reduction surgeries, the nipple-areola complex is shifted upwards and excess tissues are removed at this time.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1 hour.
Duration of the surgery: from 30 min. up to 1 hour. The procedure can take place on an outpatient basis (the patient goes home after the procedure) or in a clinical setting (1 day).
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
*Recovery period. The stitches are removed in 5-7 days.
*Side effects: reduced breast sensation, slight soreness.
*Risks: infectious complications, reduced sensation, asymmetry, incomplete areola correction, loss of breastfeeding possibility.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
areola correction (partial)
areola correction (circumferential)
Do you have to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
You can go through a laboratory examination before the procedure / operation in our clinic, or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation will be carried out under general anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. General blood and urine tests.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Coagulogram (blood coagulation).
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
7. The reaction of Wasserman.
9. The conclusion of the therapist.
10. Certificate of fluorography.
11. Help from the gynecologist.
12. During breast surgery – ultrasound, examination of a mammologist.
If the operation will be performed under local anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. The coagulation time.
4. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
5. General analysis of urine.
6. Blood type.
7. Certificate of fluorography.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 150 €
Is anesthesia included in the cost of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and time of its action.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 2 hours) – 200 €
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally – 100 €
3. Intravenous anesthesia – 200 €
4. Local anesthesia – 100 €
After the operation, can I stay at your rehabilitation clinic?
You can spend the postoperative period in our hospital. This service is paid separately – from 100 € to 200 € per day.