Nipple Reduction/ Areola Reduction
primary goal of these procedures is to make the size of your nipples
areola proportional to your
breast size, for aesthetic balance.
“The size of your
nipples and areola is dependent
genes, it can be inherited. 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. Meaning, if you have
small breasts, your nipples
should be small too, for a balanced look,
and vice versa. The same thing goes for the areola,”
Dr. Alonzo states.
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
Both of these surgeries are done in the clinic, as an
outpatient procedure, under local anesthesia, and only takes about an
hour to complete.
surgery and recovery:
will experience tenderness, swelling and some minor discomfort and
pain, but these can be relieved by medications prescribed by Dr.
Alonzo. Because the surgery involves only small incision and is only
skin deep, recovery time is quick. In fact, you can go back to work the
next day following your surgery, or after a day of rest, but avoid
strenuous activities for a week or two. Final result of each procedure
is permanent and can be seen after two weeks Risks associated with
nipple and/or areola reduction are minimal, may include change or loss
of sensation, infection, irregular shape (for areola), and scarring. To
achieve optimal results, Nipple
and/or Areola reduction can
alone or in conjunction with breast
breast lift, or
Before and After Pictures