Areola Reduction

Areola reduction surgery reduces the size and alters the shape of the areola. The extra pigmented areola skin is therefore removed and the resultant wound is closed with absorbable stitches. Hence, you do not require stitches to be removed. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic as a day case procedure

At-a-glance
Duration45 - 60 minutes
AnaesthesiaLocal anaesthetic
Hospital StayNo overnight stay
Recovery2 - 6 weeks
AddressesEnlarged & asymmetrical areolas

This is similar to that for Areola Correction.

The size of the areola determines whether extra skin of the breast needs to be removed also. Most commonly, the scar is a circular shape that is kept within the boundary of the nipple-areola complex, such that it is not noticeable.

The scars are either placed on the edge of the areola; centrally within the areola; or at the base of the nipple. The surgery does not involve the nipples. However, if you would like your nipple size to be reduced then this can be carried out at the same time.

Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

This is similar to that for Areola Correction.

Our extensive album of other women who have recently undergone this procedure with similar concerns to you can help you more closely appreciate your likely results. While everyone heals differently, our aim is your satisfaction. Cosmetic surgery is a balance of both form and function and we are tireless in our pursuit of excellence. During your consultation your surgeon will help you have a clear understanding of your likely results. So while we can't show your final outcome specifically before hand, we will be able to provide you with a reassurance over your expected result.

Having confidence that you are in excellent hands with your chosen surgeon is something that should not be compromised on over either consideration of cost or convenience. Investing time in researching to find the very best surgeon for your procedure through specialist medical review websites, personal recommendation and a thorough private consultation with your surgeon are likely to give you the reassurance every patient should have before proceeding with a procedure. In addition, the surgeon will need to consider the following factors.

First and foremost – what is your overall expectation and if this within the remit of what can be carried out surgically. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail and will show you the results you can expect. If they can't show you many other examples from other patients then this could indicate that they may be less experienced in carrying out this procedure.

Secondly, what other factors are present? The quality of the skin; other medical factors; smoking; lifestyle habits will all be influential in determining the outcome. It is not just the surgery or surgeon's talents alone.

With areola surgery, this is generally quite bespoke surgery and the amount of skin or extra tissue you want removed and how you would like the area to look will be a very personal thing and something that our experienced surgeons go through.

Our surgeons will discuss your treatment holistically and give you a full picture of what to expect and address your concerns, with such an intimate of your body where many nerves are present it is vital that your surgeon is very familiar with performing this procedure.

There are several methods of carrying out this surgery. Our surgeons determine the best procedure based on your anatomical concern rather than just doing one method. The areola can be addressed with an incision around the outer aspect of the areola (circumareolar excision) with a resultant do-nut shaped portion of skin being removed; the scar can be placed at the base of the nipple so is more discrete but this will depend on how much areola skin needs to be removed. The surgery may involve the areola and the skin below – this may result in a lollipop scar. You might desire a small uplift and a circumareolar mastopexy would address this. Therefore, your surgeon will examine the breast tissue and determine with you, what would be the best procedure to address your concerns.

The treatment will vary depending on what surgery is required at the time of your consultation. Your patient coordinator will prepare for you a quotation that will include all your pre- and post-surgical care along with the surgery and all other costs will be included within this single fee. Finance options are also available to make your treatment more affordable.

Our surgeons are experienced in this surgery. At Bella Vou, we are carrying out labiaplasty and clitoral hood reductions and labia majora reductions every week. You can be sure that your surgeon is highly experienced. Bella Vou's leading surgeons have been awarded top 100 surgeons in the World in both 2016 and 2017 in recognising our contribution to education and patient satisfaction. Our surgeons feature as Top Doctors on the patient advisory websites such as Real-Self.

At Bella Vou, our primary concern is your well-being and we want to ensure your journey from beginning to end is perfect. Our team of surgeons, doctors, nurses and patient coordinators are attentive to all your needs and concerns and will make sure that your treatment with us is the platform for restored self-confidence and happiness.

Unlike many other clinics, we will discuss your after-care and offer a comprehensive after-care package. All your after-care is always included in your treatment fee with Bella Vou.

Immediately following surgery, the area will be numb for at least 4-5 hours due to local anaesthetic given at the time of your procedure. Following your treatment, you will have some swelling which typically alters the sensation, but this will return once the swelling subsides.

Nipple sensation tends to not be affected following the surgery and post-operative recovery. However, if there is bruising and swelling in the area, then nipple sensation can be subdued for much longer.

Generally, the nipple sensation does not change much. There is a greater chance of nipple sensory changes following a breast reduction, where more tissue is being removed.

With any surgery there can be a degree of swelling and bruising. The bruising is usually limited to the areola and the surrounding skin. But sometimes it can involve the entire breast. Don’t worry as the bruising and swelling is a natural part of the healing process and patients differ in how they heal and their rate of healing.

At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.

Prices start from £2,500.

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Your complimentary consultation

Your complimentary and private consultation with one of our pioneering surgeons will leave you fully informed about what results you can expect.

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