Areola Reduction

The information in this section is made available through the generous support of Dr. Grant Stevens.

How is an areola reduction done?

Basically, a circle is drawn on the areola with the nipple as its center.  An incision is made on this line, and all areolar tissue outside the line is removed (deepithelialized) so that the new areolar edge can be sewn to the skin edges.

How small can the nipple/areola complex be made and still maintain viability?

There is no real limit of areolar reduction in terms of viability, however,  excessive reduction of the areola produces a disproportionate, unaesthetic appearance.

You can also learn more about Nipple Repair here

  • Friday, 15 June 2012