It is undeniable that among the most favorite features of women when it comes to their bodies are the breasts. That is why it is not surprising that many women are interested to undergo breast cosmetic surgeries that can enhance their appearance. Most of them think that the breasts are one of the important factors of being sexy and appealing.
When it comes to anatomy, breasts come in different forms. In the world of cosmetic surgery, it is universally accepted that among the most important anatomical structures for aesthetically pleasant breasts are the nipples and the areola. In my years of practice as a plastic surgeon, one of the things that I usually see is an enlarged areola. In my definition, an enlarged areola measures bigger than 4 to 4 1/2 cm.
The areola is made of skin with some glands. Most of the times, patients acquire enlarged areolas due to pregnancy. While this is natural, unfortunately, it causes disharmony between the areola and the breast mound. The nipple-areolar complex must be really taken into consideration as it relates to the breast size and shape. It plays a major role in creating appealing harmony.
In order to deal with this condition, one thing that a plastic surgeon needs to consider is the technique that will be used in placing the implants. Whenever a breast implant is placed through any of the possible incisions, the areola is naturally going to get slightly larger because the skin stretches to accommodate the new volume of the augmented breasts.
Note that if your areola is enlarged before surgery, you are going to have an even larger areola after surgery. I have to remove the excess skin and then I suture the areola with a very strong suture to keep the areola it getting wide, and then the rest is closed using interrupted sutures that are absorbable.