Nipple or Areolar Reduction Process
The nipple or areola can also be reduced, either decreasing the size and projection of the nipple or reducing the circumference of the areola.* This surgery is commonly requested during breast reduction or breast lift surgery.
When performed alone, areola reduction surgery requires only local anesthesia. A small donut-shaped incision is placed around the nipple and the surrounding skin is pulled in. The incisions are then closed with nylon sutures. The scar is confined to the pigmented area within the areola, minimizing its appearance.
If you are bothered by any of the following conditions, schedule a consultation to learn more about areola surgery
- Enlarged nipple
- Enlarged areola
- Inverted nipple
Most of the time, these conditions are congenital. In other cases, they may be related to pregnancy, breastfeeding, inflammation of the mammary gland, previous surgery, or carcinoma.