Areola Surgery in Newport Beach, California (CA)

It’s important to be happy with the appearance of your areolas, which are the circular areas of darker skin around your nipples. Surgery can reduce the size of your areolas, as well as correct puffiness and misshapenness.

How areola surgery is performed

Areola surgery is an outpatient procedure done under local or general anesthesia. Your surgeon can reduce the size of your areolas by making a donut-shaped incision around their circumference and removing excess skin. Your breast skin is then pulled in with stitches. A permanent stitch deeper in your breast tissue can help prevent your areolas from enlarging over time.

Puffy or conical looking areolas can be corrected by removing the underlying breast tissue that is pushing them outwards. This can give your areolas a flatter appearance.

Recovery after surgery

Recovery is usually mild and most women can return to work after about three days. Pain, swelling and discomfort should subside in less than a week. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity and sex for around three weeks while you heal. Some women may lose sensation in their nipples and areolas after surgery, so it’s important to discuss possible side effects with your surgeon.


The costs of areola surgery depend mostly on the amount of work that is done and the anesthesia that is used. Surgical and facility fees can affect costs as well. Your surgeon can help with accurate cost information for your procedure.

About Joseph Cruise, MD

 Dr. Cruise is a fully trained, Board Certified, Plastic Surgeon who has performed plastic surgery for over 15 years. He has dedicated his life to the art of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is his passion and this becomes obvious when you consult with him. He fully understands the needs of his patients because he understands how powerful quality plastic surgery can be in enhancing one's life.

Born Feb 3, 1965, Dr. Cruise grew up in the midwest city of St. Clair Shores, MI. From the time he graduated Valedictorian from Lakeview High School, he set his mind to becoming a Plastic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University in Michigan and then graduated in the upper class of his medical school also at Wayne State University. He then began his extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Microvascular Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery.Cosmetic surgery is his primary focus but he also has dedicated considerable time as a burn surgeon at the Grossman Burn Center at Western Medical Hospital reconstructing disfigured burn victims. Restoring human form to faces devastated by burns has given him experience that could not be obtained elsewhere as well as an appreciation for all the subtleties that make a human face and body what they are.

Within his practice, Dr. Cruise oversees a highly trained team of professionals that are dedicated to making your plastic surgery experience enjoyable." Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me to make sure this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer. "
Dr. Cruise utilizes the very latest in plastic surgery techniques and equipment. Depending on the procedure, computer imaging is often used to help show the patients what they can expect as a result of their surgery.The use of computer imaging is very helpful to demonstrate what is and what is not possible. This is especially true in rhinoplasty. The most important thing is, to be honest. This may mean telling a patient that what they want is simply not possible. Patient trust is paramount.

Featured Specialist for Areola Surgery in Newport Beach, CA

Joseph Cruise, MD

Call Now: (949) 644-4808
2081 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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