Joseph A. Mele MD
Plastic Surgery


Breast Lift - Areola Reduction

Areola Reduction

If the areola is too large, an Areola Reduction may be seamlessly incorporated into all the lifts above, except the crescent lift. When the nipple and areola are in the correct location on the breast, an Areolar Reduction is most similar to a periareolar breast lift. More information from our San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek Breast Lift specialist is available on the San Francisco Breast Areola Reduction page.

Breast Lift Follow-up and Recovery

Breast Lift Recovery usually takes a few days to weeks. During the first few days, you will need to take it easy and just recover. Ice, elevation, rest and a comfortable bra will all help. An instruction sheet will be supplied for your post-operative care. Dr. Mele will see you back in the office periodically, beginning the week after your Breast Lift to be certain that you are healing well. Drains are not usually used, but in the rare cases when required, they are removed at the first follow-up visit. Walking is encouraged right after surgery. Desk work may resume as soon as you feel fit, often in a few days. Vigorous activities, that require repetitive overhead motion or that cause bouncing should be avoided for at least six weeks. Excess pain, swelling or other problems should be reported as soon as possible to keep everything on track. As you continue to heal, specific instructions for scar care will be detailed.

Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation Today

If you are considering a Breast Lift, give us a call at (925) 943-6353 and schedule your personal Breast Lift Consultation. Dr. Mele is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery. His San Francisco Bay Area office in Walnut Creek, CA, can also be reached with the contact form on this page. While we strive to provide the best possible information on our San Francisco Breast web site, medical advice can only be given after a careful history and examination. Dr. Mele will review your options and help you pick the best Breast Lift, tailored to your specific needs.