Areolar Reduction Atlanta

Genetics & Lifestyle

Most women today are aware of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift procedures to change the size, shape, contour and position of the breast, but few know about Areolar surgery to change the size and shape of the Areola in a safe and predictable manner. The Areolar can change due to genetics, lifestyle, breast feeding, weight shifts and normal aging. Nipple and Areolar surgery is very common today as women are more health and body conscious. Dr. Rudderman uses only the safest and most reliable techniques to achieve truly natural looking results.

How Women Benefit from Areolar Surgery

  • Areolar surgery reduces the Areola size to balance it with the breast
  • Areolar surgery improves symmetry of the Nipple/Areolar area
  • Areolar surgery reduces Areola puffiness (Areolar Herniation)
  • Areolar surgery removes prominent bumps (Montgomery tubercles) often caused by Nipple stimulation
  • Areolar surgery can mimic the effect of a slight Breast Lift
  • Areolar surgery results in a more youthful looking breast

Many women find that Areolar surgery restores the younger looking breast they had before pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding. Dr.Rudderman’s delicate techniques during surgery and special techniques following Areolar surgery, during the healing phase, achieve great healing results rarely requiring scar revisions.

Dr. Rudderman is one of Atlanta’s surgeons of choice. He is specialized in many complicated problems of the breast & he employs delicate, advanced techniques to achieve the most natural looking results possible.

Good Candidates for Areolar Surgery

Do you have any of the following concerns?

  • Overly large Areolae
  • Undesirable shape changes occurred after pregnancy
  • Your Areolae are too large for your breast size
  • Breasts and Areolae have changed in shape & weight
  • Age related changes are not aesthetically pleasing
  • Areolae are too puffy, prominent, asymmetric or unbalanced

If you answered yes to one or more of these concerns, you could be an ideal candidate for Dr. Rudderman’s Areolar Surgery. Good candidates should be in otherwise good health, with no history of breast disease and untreated illness or medical condition that can impair normal healing.

Areolar Surgery Consultation

Dr. Rudderman believes the consultation is critical for you and him. The consultation includes the following: a thorough education of your condition, your options, desires, realistic expectations and a personalized treatment plan. All of your questions will be answered and your concerns addressed. Dr. Rudderman has done hundreds of breast surgeries and can project your likely outcomes. From the consultation evolves…trust, respect, mutual understanding and a personalized treatment plan.

After your first consultation with Dr. Rudderman, you will realize that there truly is a difference in how surgeons approach their profession. For Dr. Rudderman…that difference means understanding your desires & goals & providing a level of service that places safety & comfort alongside predictable & pleasing outcomes.

Areolar Reduction Procedure Overview

Dr. Rudderman uses techniques that allow for the best incisional healing. Also, his patients rarely experience loss of or change in sensation or disruption in the milk ducts that allow for breast feeding.

The Areolar reduction involves an incision around the Areola followed by removal of a variable amount of breast tissue. This technique of removal resembles a donut shape resulting in a fine scar that totally surrounds the Areola. This surgery can be done with light anesthesia and healing time is quick. Most patients return to work the next day.

Many patients choose to have this done in tandem with other breast procedures, such as Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation, to achieve the most pleasing outcome and to do it all under one anesthesia. Dr. Rudderman will help guide you through your choices to achieve the results you want and deserve.

Areolar Reduction FAQ’s

Does Dr. Rudderman perform the entire Areolar Reduction surgery?

Yes, he performs all of his patient’s surgeries from the first incision to the final closure. Many, if not most, surgeons today use others to assist. Dr. Rudderman believes that you are expecting uncompromised safety and skill.

He understands you have placed your trust and confidence in him…not someone else.

Is Areolar Reduction Surgery done in an accredited facility?

All of our surgeries are performed in a fully accredited surgery facility using state of the art technologies and a world class staff.

Will there be any pain with my Areolar Reduction Surgery?

All surgeries involve some discomfort. Dr. Rudderman is highly skilled and uses advanced techniques and refined instruments that minimize discomfort during and after his surgical procedures

How long before I can work out after Areolar Reduction surgery?

You will need to avoid sexual activity and all rigorous, strenuous activities for 7 – 10 days until healing is complete and Dr. Rudderman tells you it’s ok.

How long before I can return to work after Areolar Reduction surgery?

Dr. Rudderman’s patients often return to normal activities the next day. This depends upon the extent of correction needed and how you respond to it.

Will I need someone to take care of me after my Areolar Reduction surgery?

You will need someone to drive you to your surgery, stay there and then drive you home and stay with you for a few hours. Dr. Rudderman will advise you on this, especially if you have small children.

Will I have a board certified anesthesiologist for my surgery?

Yes. Dr. Rudderman’s anesthesiologist is a Board Certified medical doctor who has specialized in anesthesiology

Will insurance pay for Areolar Reduction surgery?

Some Breast surgeries are medically necessary, others are considered to be cosmetic and generally not covered by insurance. There may be exceptions so you should check directly with your provider for this answer.

Is financing available for Areolar Reduction surgery?

Yes. Financing is available today for all the breast procedures Dr. Rudderman performs. Please check in our business office for information about it.

  • Dr. Rudderman and his staff made the experience easy and comfortable. They were realistic communicating surgery expectations, expected pain levels and down time from work. Nurses were informative and friendly and wait times minimal. I also liked the fact that Dr. Rudderman does all his own work and doesn't let other less experienced people do parts of the surgery the way other doctors may. I'm only one week out of the surgery, but I am very satisfied with the results so far.

    Susan Parker | Atlanta, GA


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