This surgical procedure is an elective plastic surgery, which helps, in reducing the size of the areola/nipple area. This is an extremely, quick procedure, and is usually considered by women who think and feel that their nipples, are too big in size, and does not suit their breasts. It is also noted, that breast augmentation surgery and breast reduction surgery which has become very popular, and therefore in some cases it is not the actual breast which needs reducing, mostly it is the nipple and the /areola.

The nipple, is located at the centre of the breast and the area that surrounds it,is the areola, which is darker part and is pink, and is in the shape of a circle. This is a surgery done not only for women who have large nipples, but also for men who suffer with over sized nipples, and is large than normal areola and this can lead to lack of self confidence, and also lack of self esteem and embarrassment.

Why have Areola (nipple) Reduction Surgery?

As there are some people, who are affected badly by the size of their nipples, and areola area that resort to becoming celibate. There is a good news for these individuals, as there are plastic surgeons who have found a way in which to successfully reduce the size, of the nipple and areola. It is a quick and simple procedure, which builds up the confidence level in a women with new breasts.

This reduction surgery is risk free, however one should know that before having this surgery, once the nipple size is reduced, there is no way of reversing this kind of procedure, that is why it is very important to make sure that you have gone through all the eventualities with the plastic surgeon before the operation.

This surgery, is not usually performed on its own; it is often combined with other breast surgeries such as a breast life, enchantment, or breast reduction surgery.

The Procedure

It depends on the individual's requirements, as well as the surgeon preferences. The basic technique, is to remove some of the nipple, and then the surgeon stitching a slightly smaller nipple back to the breast using dissolving stitches. The surgeon will remove either the outer pat of the areola or from the inner part, and then stitch the wound to the required size, if the person requires a specific areola reduction. There is a special technique which the surgeon uses,if the areola is too large, is to make an incision all around the areola, as well as an incision from the nipple down the centre of the breast, and part of the areola which is then removed and the breast is then stitched back up again. The is called the “Lollipop technique” as this technique is something similar to that shape of an lollipop.

Due to the sheer weight, of the large areola and nipples, this can be a reason that the breasts point downwards, however for some people after having their nipple and areola reduced in size this tends to lift the breasts, up a little, by removing the need to have a breast lift.

Risks and Complications

Modern day surgery,is generally considered safe.

There are always risks, which are associated with having surgery under general anaesthesia, these risks include;find difficult in breathing, blood clots in the legs, blood clots in the lung, heat failure and even death. The surgeon would discuss this with you before surgery.

There are risks and complications, associated with this surgery, can include infection , which is rare, and if so can be treated with antibiotics.

The nipple area , is the most sensitive part of the breast, and body. When this reduction surgery is conducted, this can cause the nerves to be damaged accidental, which would lead to a loss of sensation. This is common, however it usually wears off after the wound has healed, in rare cases some people do not get the feeling back in their nipples. The ability to breastfeed, would be affected by this procedure but this is rare, even if you have lost the feeling of your nipples

There are some individuals who also loose the pigmentation of the skin after the procedure. This pigmentation,is what gives the areola the well-known colour change. Losing the colour of the nipple can be another complication when undergoing this procedure