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Nipple And Areola Reduction Surgery 

Nipple And Areola Reduction Surgery 

Nipple Plastic Surgery 

The overall appearance of your breasts depends greatly on the size and shape of the nipples, and the areolas, which are the pigmented areas surrounding the nipples.  

In some women (or even men), the nipples and areolas are disproportionately large. In others, the nipples are long or droopy or the areolas are puffy or enlarged. These problems that arise from genetic factors or due to aging, or breastfeeding or trauma can be treated by surgery. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides nipple and areola reduction surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations. 

Nipple and Areola Reduction 

Prominent or enlarged nipples are common in women, especially those who have breastfed their babies. They can compromise the woman’s appearance in certain clothing. Sometimes, they may even cause discomfort when the nipple rubs or chafes against the bra or bathing suit.  

Nipple reduction is a procedure to decrease the size of nipples that are exceptionally prominent or large or disproportionate to the breast size. It can help to not merely improve the nipple appearance, but also to resolve the irritation caused when the nipples rub against the clothes. It is possible for surgeons to reduce the width and/or length of nipples or puffed or enlarged areolas with a view to balance their size to suit the breast size.  

Areola reduction surgery involves removal of tissue in a circle around the areola’s outer brown region. The surgeon then brings the skin surrounding this area inwards in the manner of a purse string. Absorbable stitches are placed within the areola to decrease the diameter.  

The area is covered with a dressing and the cosmetic surgeon may recommend wearing a special bra to ensure the breasts stay in position during the healing process. 

Nipple Lift 

Nipple lift is a procedure on nipples that point downwards or are positioned low on the breasts. It may be performed on one or both breasts as required. Nipple lift is generally a part of both breast reduction and breast lift surgery that help to correct oversized and sagging breasts, respectively. 

Inverted Nipple Correction 

Nipples that retract below the skin surface instead of protruding outward are called inverted nipples. Shortening of the milk ducts or scarring around them can lead to this problem. In some cases, this condition may correct after stimulation; however, in others, the nipples continue to stay inverted, and require surgical correction.  

Inverted nipple correction surgery is a procedure in which the milk ducts are divided, or the underlying tissue is released to get the nipples to protrude outward. 

Correction of Irregular and Asymmetrical Areola  

Some women have asymmetric breasts, while some others may also have asymmetric areolas. Women who have differently shaped or differently sized areolas can benefit from surgical correction to reduce the asymmetry. Such procedures involve removal of the skin within the areola or adjacent to it, to improve its appearance. 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for nipple and areola reduction surgery. 

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Mole / Skin Tag Removal 

Mole and Skin Tag Removal Options

Moles and skin tags are both conditions where there is an abnormal outgrowth of skin. Skin tags are tiny, balloon-shaped, and soft growths growing out of the skin on a narrow stem. These are benign and harmless and commonly occur in skin areas such as the armpits, groin, neck, and on the eyelids. They are found more in zones where the skin folds such as under the breasts and buttocks. 

Moles are skin growths that develop from clusters of pigment cells, also known as melanocytes. They are more likely to occur on those skin regions that are most exposed to sunlight. Most moles are harmless and do not need any treatment; however, a few may convert into a dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. 

You need not worry about a mole that stays unchanged. However, if you find that the size, height, color or texture of your mole begins to change, it is best to see a doctor. If you notice any other changes such as itching of the mole, or drying or scaling of the mole’s skin, or lumpiness in the mole, or bleeding, or some liquid oozing out of the mole, make sure you consult a doctor immediately for further examination. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides mole and skin tag removal to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.  

Treatment for Skin Tags and Moles 

Skin Tags 

Doctors advise leaving skin tags alone unless they are a cosmetic issue or a cause of discomfort. Over time, if you notice any change in the nature of your skin tags, it is best to have a doctor examine them to decide if they need to be removed. 

Removal of skin tags is a simple procedure and can be easily performed in the doctor’s office under local anesthesia. Common procedures include cutting or tying or freezing of the skin tag by using liquid nitrogen. 

Moles 

Regular moles generally don’t require any treatment; true moles will need surgical treatment with the help of a minor procedure such as excision of the lesion. These procedures are simple and easily performed in-office by a trained healthcare professional. Irregular moles that exhibit changes must be excised and sent to the laboratory for pathology which is a special examination of tissue. 

Laser treatments are not advisable for moles although some centers and countries do use them. Use of fading and bleaching creams or chemical peels, or treatment with intense light pulses or liquid nitrogen may work for skin issues such as lentigines or sunspots; however, they are never used to treat melanocytic nevi.  

Plastic surgeons specifically train for removal of skin growths. Most people have no or little discomfort following mole-removal surgery; only a tiny scar will remain following the procedure. Pain medication is generally unnecessary; any mild pain will respond to non-aspirin pain relievers that are easily available over-the-counter 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for mole and skin tag removal. 

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What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? 

Surgical and Non-surgical Options for a Strong Jaw Line

Your chin and jawline contours are vital features that contribute to your naturally attractive and balanced face. If the chin or jawline is weak, poorly defined or under projected, it can adversely impact your facial appearance. If you are a man, it will make your face look less masculine, and if you are a woman, it may cause your neck and lower face to look older or less appealing.  

If you look at the face from the side, a weak or receding chin and jaw line can create the illusion of a more dominant nose. Chin implant cosmetic surgery will add substance to a weak chin and make the jaw line more prominent and well-defined. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides chin augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations. 

Chin Augmentation Surgery  

Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery involves the use of implants to enhance the chin and jawline appearance. These implants are made from a biocompatible synthetic material (usually silicone). Your surgeon will customize their size and shape to match with your specific cosmetic needs and facial anatomy.  

Following anesthesia, your surgeon will create a small incision below the chin to carve an implant pocket in front of the chin bone. They will insert the implant carefully into the pocket and adjust it into the appropriate position. The implant will build up your chin, add definition to your jaw line, and create a more aesthetically appealing facial profile and shape.  

Neck Liposuction 

Sometimes, the excess fat tissue may be present just below your skin in the submental area (under the chin), and not below your neck muscles. In this case, your surgeon may recommend liposuction surgery in the jawline and neck area to eliminate stubborn fat deposits and sculpt a more defined neck and jawline. This procedure may be performed independently or combined with chin implants in some cases. 

Neck Lift  

If the neck skin is loose or sagging, your surgeon may perform a neck lift surgery. The advantage with neck lift is that it can address all the structures that contributed to a well-defined jawline. These structures include fatty tissue, SMAS, skin, muscle, and salivary glands. Neck lift surgery can address them in a single procedure to create long-term results for a strong looking jawline and a youthful neck.  

Injectable Treatments  

Non-surgical injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox can also help augment a weak chin and improve the jawline definition. When dermal filler gel is injected directly into the targeted areas of your jawline, it will enhance the bony angle and mandible. If you have minor loss of definition in the jaw, and the hard bony edge is someone lacking, you can benefit from this filler treatment.  

Botox injections can be placed directly in the overactive masseter muscle in your face to relax it. This will create a slimmer overall facial appearance and provide a desirable “V” shape to your face. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for chin augmentation.  

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