What is Areola?
The areola is defined as dark circles around the nipple. Areola region, which has a dark and bumpy structure on the breast, is in the form of a circle surrounding the nipple and has an average diameter of 5 centimetres. Its colour, size, and shape vary from woman to woman/person to person. The nipple and Areola colour get darker during pregnancy.
In the areola region, there are small sebaceous glands in the form of swelling on the surface of the areolar skin called Montgomery’s Tubercles. Circular smooth muscle fibres in the areola and nipple are the fibres responsible for nipple erection.
Developmental Phases of Female Breast and Areola
The development of the female breast is completed in five stages. These are:
Stage 1, the nipple begins to appear
Stage 2, the breast and nipple rise and areola begins to appear
Stage 3, the breast grows and the tissues of the mammary glands are formed
Stage 4, the areola and the nipple rise and reach a higher position than other areas of breast
Stage 5, the breast completes its development, nipple and areola take the final shape.
Breast development, size, shape, nipple and areola shape, colour, and size differ from woman to woman.
What is Areola Formlessness or Asymmetry?
Areola size and colour vary for each individual. In some cases, it makes the woman feel uncomfortable with the shape or asymmetry. Generally, women with breast asymmetry have areola asymmetry. Areola shape, which should be round, is oval or drop-shaped. Areola formlessness or asymmetry is corrected by nipple aesthetic surgery. The excess skin next to the pigmented areola is removed and the ring shape of the areola is achieved.
What is Areola Hyperkeratosis?
It is the condition where the nipple and Areola are thickened and covered with papules or verrucous tissues. It is an aesthetic problem and occurs in the 2nd or 3rd stages of life. It is manifested by complaints of skin colour darkening, thickening and incrustation around the nipple. It is treated with surgical excision, carbon dioxide laser, systemic, topical retinoids or with the use of moisturiser and topical keratolytic in mild hyperkeratosis.
What Are Areola Problems After Breast Aesthetics?
Implants used in breast augmentation surgeries can cause problems in areola in some cases. After the operation, areola may not be in the desired position, it may slide sideways, it may be positioned too high, there may be an alignment problem, inequality or it may stay below where it should be. In such issues, the aesthetic areola shape and stance is provided by intervening in the areola region.
How Is Areola Pigmentation Performed?
Before the procedure, the supposed position of the nipple and the areola should be determined. The pigment to be used around the nipple is decided. Specially produced pigments do not cause any allergic reactions. It is a 30/60-minute procedure performed under local anaesthesia in a single session. The needles used in the application are disposable and sterile. It has a life span of 2-5 years, depending on the cell renewal. The procedure requires special training as a permanent makeup application.
What are the Cosmetic Procedures Performed for Areola?
The nipple and areola region are the first parts of the breast that draw attention. When the shape and size of areola are not in the desired style, it causes a lack of self-confidence and aesthetic concerns for women. The breast areola reaches the desired shape and size with cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to improve the appearance and reshape the breast areola. Areola shape and size, which is a physical feature, is genetic and may change with pregnancy and advancing age. Many patients are not aware of the cosmetic operations performed to improve the appearance of this region. Areola’s shape and diameter can reach their ideal appearance after cosmetic procedures.
What is Areola Aesthetics?
Areola reduction procedure, according to the breast volume, is called areola aesthetics. Areola aesthetics can be performed alone or it can be performed during breast reduction surgery. Areola size, asymmetry and deformity often become an important problem for women. Especially the concerns about the appreciation for the opposite gender are much more intense. All these concerns are eliminated with Areola aesthetics and the areola region is improved in line with patient’s expectations except for extraordinary expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will There Be A Scar After Areola Aesthetics?
After the areola aesthetic, since the scar is in a colourful and colourless part, meaning within the border of areola, it is hardly visible. The scar is only noticeable when looked very carefully.
- Does Large Areola Affect Sexual Life?
Since the large Areola does not look aesthetically beautiful, it can negatively affect sexual life in some cases.
- What is the Price of Areola Reduction?
Areola reduction surgery, which is a nipple aesthetic, varies from patient to patient and from expert to expert. The specialist doctor gives the surgical price information after the examination.
- How Does Breastfeeding Affect the Areola Region?
Hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy cause the areola region to enlarge with the breasts. When the breastfeeding period ends, sagging and form loss occur in the breasts. Accordingly, the areola region may also lose its previous shape.
- Is Areola Size Genetic?
Areola size, which is very important for the person to feel comfortable and confident, is genetic.
- Are the bumps on the Areola normal?
Every woman has bumps on the breast areola. These bumps around the nipple are Montgomery’s tubercles. They release natural lubricant to protect the nipple. These bumps on the areola are normal.
- What is Areola Scar Camouflage?
This process is the closure of the lousy appearance of the scar tissue on the nipple after breast aesthetics with the same colour pigment via permanent makeup pigment.
- What are the Causes of the Large Areola?
The most common cause is genetic predisposition. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy and some medications can also cause areola to enlarge.
- How to restore the lost nipple due to cancer?
Reconstruction of the nipple and areola region due to cancer is provided by nipple medical pigmentation or plastic surgery applications.