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Areola Reduction

Surgery to reduce the size of the areola and improve the proportions and appearance of the breast

Areola Reduction Before and after

Anon before Areola Reduction surgery at Bella Vou Anon after Areola Reduction surgery at Bella Vou

Would definitely recommend to friends and family .. the staff at Bella vou are lovely kind and caring and are there for you every step of the way which really reassured me and made me feel at ease 🙂



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Enlarged or misshapen areolas

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Local anaesthetic

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40-60 minutes

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Hospital stay


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2 days


If your breasts are affecting your body image and self-esteem,
the expert cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou can help.


If your breasts are affecting your body image and self-esteem, the expert cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou can help.


Areola Reduction is surgery to reduce the size and change the shape of the areola, which is the brown or pink pigmented area around the nipples.

The areola is the flat pigmented area surrounding the nipple. It is pigmented and usually pink or brown in colour, although it typically becomes darker during pregnancy.

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Please book a complimentary consultation to discuss your exact requirements with our cosmetic surgeons, but typically prices start as shown below
Procedure Specialists Consultant Specialists
Areola Reduction
Including all precare, aftercare and Local Anaesthetic
Amir Nakhdjevani
Combo only



Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert, accredited cosmetic surgeon. There is no obligation to proceed to treatment. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss any concerns you have with your breasts, and receive an impartial professional opinion about what type of surgery can help you get the breasts you want. Mr Amir Nakhdjevani says:

‘We make sure that we advise people correctly about whether surgery is right for them. We treat everyone as if they were our family. At Bella Vou, we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures. It's always about giving an honest opinion and honest advice.’

Step 2. Meet your surgeon

You will be offered a further appointment with your consultant before proceeding to Areola Reduction. This will give you a chance to find out more about the procedure and to ask any questions you may have.

Step 3. Preparation for Areola Reduction

You’ll be given personal pre-operative advice to reduce your chance of bleeding or infection and support your healthy recovery.

Let your surgeon know if you’re on any medications. You may be asked to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory tablets, which can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. It's also important to stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes before and after surgery because they can affect the healing process.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed to Bella Vou, given a gown to wear and escorted to the state-of-the-art operating theatre. As you’ll be awake for your procedure, your surgeon will greet you, explain what will happen, and offer support throughout the operation.

Step 4. What happens during Areola Reduction?

Your Areola Reduction will be performed under local anaesthetic. It is done as a day case procedure, meaning you won’t need to stay in hospital overnight.The surgeon will clean your breasts, and inject local anaesthetic so that the area is numb. You will feel a little movement and pressing, but the procedure will be pain-free.

The type of incision and the specific procedure will depend on the size and shape of your areola and whether extra breast skin needs to be removed. Most commonly, the surgeon will make a circular incision around the edge of the areola so that the scar is discreet and not noticeable. Sometimes the cut is made centrally within the areola or at the base of the nipple.

A ring of the pigmented tissue is excised to reduce the diameter of the areola. The areola can also be reshaped, and the nipple position can be lifted a little. The wound is stitched closed with sutures that are hidden under the skin.

Step 5. Recovery from Areola Reduction

You will usually be able to go home on the day of the procedure. The staff at Bella Vou will offer pain-relief, monitor your recovery, and provide support every step of the way.

Some discomfort and swelling are typical over the first couple of days. Take regular over-the-counter analgesia to control pain. There's little downtime following Areola Reduction. Most people can return to work and normal activities after a few days. The Bella Vou staff are always available if you have any questions or concerns at any time.

After one week, the nurse and wound care specialist will check that you’re well and inspect your scars. However, the Bella Vou team is always available if you have any questions or concerns at any time.


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Last Updated: January 31, 2024

Published On: August 22, 2019


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