Areola Reduction – What is the recovery period?

In this episode of our Areola Reduction series, we cover the recovery period and how long you will be out of action for.

An areola reduction is a relatively small surgery, and is performed under local anaesthetic, which means your recovery time will not be as long as a more invasive procedure. The first week however, you should take it easy as it is surgery you have just had. You should keep moving, and keep the blood circulating, but ideally you should keep your heart rate low to avoid any extra swelling and bruising of your areola region. After the first week you will have a follow up appointment which will allow a surgeon to inspect everything and have a good idea of how you are currently recovering. At this point the surgeon will be able to tailor advice for your specific situation, based on your job, and exercise routines.