Areola Reduction – what’s involved?

Areola Reduction

Areolas and nipples, just like breasts, come in different shapes and sizes, so there is really no right or wrong size for the areola. But women often have strong feelings about the way their breasts look, and areola reduction is a fairly common procedure.

Can I get an areola reduction surgery by itself?

Yes, however, many clients decide to do it as part of a total breast surgery transformation such as our client here who received an inverted and extended breast lift with a reduction.

Benefits of areola reduction

  • Areola reduction surgery reduces the size of the dark pigmented skin around the nipple.
  • Areola reduction can also remove puffiness and make the nipple stand out less.
  • The procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours.
  • Dissolvable sutures are mostly used to close incisions around the nipple.


  • You will need to wear a support bra for 3 weeks following surgery.
  • You will see a difference in your areola size and shape immediately following surgery.

Who can get the surgery?

Areola reduction is an option for any man or woman who’s not happy with the size of their areolas.

This procedure works well if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight and, as a result, have stretched areolas. It also works well if your areolas change after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Other ideal candidates include people with puffy or protruding areolas. Some people with asymmetrical areolas choose to get one reduced to match the other.

For women, areola reduction surgery shouldn’t be performed until breasts are grown usually by the late teens or early 20s. Adolescent males may be able to have this procedure done at an earlier age.

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    Bijoy Samanta

    Areola reduction surgery is a procedure that reduces the size of the areola.
    The pigmented patches surrounding your nipples are known as areolas. Areolas, like breasts, come in a variety of sizes, colours, and shapes. It’s entirely common to have areolas that are huge or varied sizes. If you’re unhappy with the size of your areolas, they can be reduced.

    Areola reduction surgery can reduce the diameter of one or both of your areolas in a reasonably easy procedure. It can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation.

    Continue reading to learn more about how it’s done, what it’s like to recover, and more.

    Who is eligible for this procedure?
    Areola reduction is a procedure that can be used by men and women who are unhappy with the size of their areolas.

    This technique is effective if you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and have stretched areolas as a result. It’s particularly helpful if your areolas have changed as a result of pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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