What is areola reduction?
Areola reduction is a surgery to decrease the size of the areola. The areola is the dark coloured area surrounding the nipples. It can be performed in both men and women, with an aim to enhance the appearance of the breasts.
What are the indications for areola reduction?
Areola reduction is considered for abnormally large, puffy or dark areolas that make the breasts appear smaller. In men areola reduction is considered for large areolas that could be a source of embarrassment.
How is areola reduction performed?
Areola reduction is a surgical procedure that is most often combined with other breast-related cosmetic surgeries. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anaesthesia. Your surgical practitioner makes a small incision in the area and removes the extra-pigmented area, which involves removing a thin layer of skin. The incision is then closed with sutures.
What are the risks of areola reduction?
As with any surgery, areola reduction may involve certain risks and complications which include infection, allergy, and accumulation of blood, cellular fluid or pus in the site of incision.
What are the outcomes of areola reduction?
Areola reduction surgery results in visibly smaller areolas and aesthetically desirable breasts.