Nipple Reduction/ Areola Reduction’s primary goal is to make the size of your nipples or areola proportional to your breast size, to achieve aesthetic balance. The size of your nipples and areola is dependent on your genes. However certain factors like stretching of the tissue due to weight gain, breast implants, pregnancy and breastfeeding can also result to increase in areola size. Medically and aesthetically speaking, your nipples should be at the center of your breast and should complement your breast size. So for a balanced look, if you have small breasts, your nipples should be small too. The same thing goes for the areola.

The Procedure

For Nipple reduction, small incision is made on the nipple itself; the size can be reduced either from the end or by removing a section of outer skin from the base of the nipple. For Areola repair, small incision is made around the perimeter of the areola. Both of these surgeries are done in the clinic, as an outpatient procedure, under local anesthesia, and only take about an hour to complete.