In this video plastic surgeon Adrian Richards talks over a video of him marking up his patient ready for areola reduction surgery. We also see before and after photos of the patient on the day of her surgery.
For more information on this procedure go to http://www.aurora-clinics.co.uk/breast-surgery/areola-reduction/
In this video I am going to be showing areola reduction on this lady who is unhappy with the appearance of her areolas. Her main concerns is that the right is larger than the left and also it lies in a slightly lower position. This is the first part of the operation and what I am doing first is with our patient standing up I am marking the left areola so here I am just marking the outside of the areola, that’s the outer extent, no I am marking the desired size of the areola so I am marking how big we are going to have the areola and then I like to do these orientation points, so that is the 3 o’clock position and this is the 9 o’clock position I am just working out there. Very important to do it standing up. The other important thing about this lady is that the left areola is slightly higher than her right so here I am just designing the elevation of the areola on the right side because Iam going to lift the areola up to be the same height as the left. Here you can see the appearance of the areolas immediately after the surgery so the surgery has taken half an hour to perform under a local anesthetic and you can see we reduce the areolas down significantly and I have also raised the right side slightly. Here’s a close up of the nipple just showing the stitching and the glue covering over the stitch line, we like the glue because that seals the wound and lets our patient shower immediately after the operation. So overall I am very pleased with her results in this case and not only have we reduced the size of the areolas but we have also improved the appearance of the breast itself with a slightly more elevated position of the areolas.