Dr Barnouti will make a circular incision around the areola.
If the areola is excessively large, performing the incision within its radius will reduce the size.
Next step involves removing the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and moves the nipple and areola into their new position.
The skin from both sides of the breast is then brought down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast. After which the incisions are stitched together.
The techniques have been modified and refined during the years in order to improve safety in addition to the aesthetic results.
The stitches are normally located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downward, and along the lower crease of the breast.
The procedure will generally take 2 to 3 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.
A simple dressing will be applied to the chest area for a week after surgery.
This is essential for effective healing.
Drainage tubes applied if required to drain off excess fluids from the wounds and reduce the development of bruises. If they are introduced, they will be removed after almost 24 hours.
You will be going home either the same day or the day after your surgery.
An appointment will be organised for you to come back and see Dr Barnouti in 7-10 days after your surgery. During this visit, your dressing will be changed and the wound will be reviewed. Stitches are usually dissolvable and do not require removal.
Getting you back to work and regular activities
You will have to rest completely for the first 48 hours after surgery.
It is not uncommon to experience a burning sensation during this time.
It may be possible to return to work after as little as 8 days. It should not involve strenuous work.
Normal physical activity can be resumed after approximately one month.
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.
Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.
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