Experts in Cosmetic Surgery. Full Surgical Registrations with Care Quality Commission & Health Improvement Scotland.
Areola Reduction2023-11-28T17:25:43+00:00

Areola Reduction

The areola is the pigmented skin that surrounds your nipples. If you feel that this area is too large and is negatively impacting your confidence and body image, you may be a candidate for Areola Reduction Surgery. The procedure usually aims to make the areola between the normal range of 3.5 – 4.5cm, however, if you have a view about how the size you would like your areola to be, then you can certainly be involved in the decision.

Available at any of our UK clinics

0% Finance Available

CQC and HIS Regulated

GMC Registered Surgeons

Out of Hours Aftercare

:Home>Treatment Page>Surgical>Areola Reduction

Areola Reduction Surgery

The areola is the pigmented skin area around your nipples. If you feel this area is too large you may be a candidate for areola reduction surgery. Feeling self-conscious about your nipples is something that many people suffer from.

Areola Reduction at a Glance

Procedure Time:
45 Minutes

Return to Work:
5-7 days

Full Recovery:
2 Weeks

£2500 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

The pigmented part of the areola is removed in a circular fashion during areola reduction surgery. The skin around it is then pulled inward like a purse string to encircle the areola. The diameter is decreased by using absorbable threads inside the areola. You may need to wear a special bra to support your breasts in place while they heal, and your wound will be covered in dressings.

Preparing for your surgery:

  • Smoking should be stopped several weeks before your operation
  • Maintaining a healthy weight can help patients avoid further complications
  • Regular exercise can also help (but make sure you consult your GP first)
  • There should be no shaving or waxing of the area to be cut in the week leading up to the operation
  • Having a bath or shower on the day of the operation is a good idea.

Areola reduction Recovery:

You will be reviewed and looked after until the wound is completely healed. Scars should fade and flatten anywhere from three months to one year after surgery. The results shall be long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.

Areola Reduction Prices

There is a fix price of £2500 for Areola Reduction.

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

Find out more about the procedure and treatment with a free no obligation consultation. To meet with one of our surgeons and receive free expert advice tailored to your needs, please call us or book your free consultation using our quick online form.

Areola Reduction FAQ

Who is a good candidate for an Areola Reduction?2023-04-05T17:33:48+01:00

This operation is requested by patients who have prominent areolas, which are the darkly pigmented skin ring around the nipple that stands out from the surrounding lighter breast skin. Based on your goals, medical history, and physical examination results, our doctors will decide at your consultation whether you are a candidate.

How is an Areola Reduction different from Breast Lift?2023-04-05T17:44:26+01:00

Breast Lift lifts the breast, but an Areola Reduction primarily aims to diminish the size of the areola. While one method can, to some extent, do what the other does, this is where most people become confused. Areola reduction is frequently a part of breast lifts. Furthermore, areola reduction might somewhat elevate the breasts (varies from person to person).

Can Areola Reduction affect my ability to breast feed?2023-04-05T17:49:31+01:00

No. The breast ducts that are situated in the nipple are not eliminated after an areola reduction. Also, it’s crucial to keep in mind that some women, regardless of whether they’ve had a breast operation, are unable to breastfeed.

What type of Anaesthesia is used?2023-04-05T17:54:02+01:00

Most of our procedures are performed under local anaesthesia.

Book a free consultation and access our free expert advice

    What treatment are you interested in?

    Preferred Clinic

    Note: Physical consultation fee is Not Refundable

    Your consultation is 100% FREE and you are under no obligation

    Signature Clinic Rating


    Read our latest patient reviews

    > Read Reviews

    Our Clinics

    Signature Clinic has locations all over the UK

    Go to Top