Areola Surgery in Denver, Colorado (CO)

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 Andrew Wolfe, MD

For Dr. Wolfe, practicing plastic surgery in Denver, Colorado, means achieving a thoughtful balance between scientific advancement and human compassion. His surgical methods are a mix of the innovative and the traditional. While eager to adopt and perfect the most recent techniques, he is a careful study who remains grounded in the tenets of established medicine.Forming a personal connection with each patient lies at the center of Dr. Wolfe's medical philosophy.

This means not only taking the time to learn patients' histories thoroughly but also truly engaging with the individuals who come to his practice for treatment. He believes strongly in the importance of communicating with patients to keep them informed about both their needs and their options. Dr. Wolfe sees it as a privilege to operate on people who have made the choice to become his patient.

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501 S Cherry St #900
Denver, CO 80246

Featured Specialist for Areola Surgery in Denver, CO

Andrew Wolfe, MD

The Center for Cosmetic Surgery

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725 Heritage Rd #100

Denver, CO 80401

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