Any recourse after surgeon removed too much of my areola without telling me he would do so? I had the perfect size and shape areola and never was it mentioned that he would cut them to half their size. I was shocked after the bandages were removed that they were half the previous size, with the right one being smaller and not very circular or symmetrical. Nothing during my appts, or his after pics on website would have caused me to question him on this before surgery. Was I supposed to know he would do it? He was very insensitive and said they will not expand, get used to the size, it’s the standard everyone wants small areola. I am devastated to say the least, can it be fixed or do I just have to deal wih it?

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  1. Dr. Julio Garcia wrote on :

    I do agree that they usually spread in time, but without knowing exactly what was done I cannot say much more. If they do not spread to the extent you desire you can always try a inking or tattoo of the edges to make it look larger. It is something commonly done to hide scars there and also in reconstructing women’s nipples after a breast reconstruction.

  2. Dr. Curtis Wong wrote on :

    Areola size is a personal choice as some like them smaller and other like them generous. I assume you had either a mastopexy or reduction procedure and the usual text book cookie cutter size is around 4 cm in diameter. If you’re as small as a male, you certainly have legitimate issues. As for being smaller than you wished, its unfortunate this was not discussed and you should educate your surgeon on asking his patients about patient preferences to avoid what you are experiencing.

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