Breast Areola Reduction


The breast areola is the small circular pigmented area around your nipples. There are many reasons why an areola may appear too large. Some people are born with a large breast areola. This may be in isolation or as part of a larger problem with the breast. More commonly, areolas change in size following pregnancy, looking disproportionate or unattractive

What is Areola Reduction Surgery?

Areola reduction surgery is a relatively minor procedure. It is commonly performed as a local anaesthetic. The areola reduction procedure involves removing a doughnut of skin around the nipple and closing the defect with strong, hidden stitches. The patient will then be able to go home the same day with instructions on how to care for the area

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Who Should Undergo this Procedure?

Areola reduction can be performed on most patients

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Am I a Suitable Candidate?

Are you

  • Over the age of 18
  • Have no serious medical conditions such as diabetes
  • A non-smoker


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How to Prepare?

Areola Reduction surgery is a relatively minor procedure.

Consequently, the preparation required is minimal

  • Avoid alcohol the night before the procedure
  • Avoid blood thinning medication such as warfarin and aspirin 1 week prior to the procedure
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Recovery Time & Post-Op Care

Following the surgery, the patient can go home the same day. Antibiotics will be provided for 1 week and painkillers will also be prescribed.

There will be a splash-proof dressing covering the areola, however this is not fully waterproof. Patients can have a gentle shower but must avoid sitting in a bath. It si important to dry the dressing thoroughly after getting wet

Patients can go back to an office-based work environment the following day but must avoid any labour intensive work for 4-5 days

A post operative check will be provided at 1 week and the dressing typically reduced

scar management with silicone  can start at 3 weeks



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