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Areola Reduction

Areola Reduction

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The breast is one of the most aesthetically sensitive areas on the body of a woman. Many women choose breast augmentation to enlarge and enhance the appearance of their breasts. Other women choose the breast lift. An enlargement, or implant, is to make the breast larger. A lift is used to lift the nipple. During such a procedure, the surgeon can adjust the size of the areola called an areola reduction.

As women age, and following breastfeeding, some women’s breasts start to sag; this means that the nipple is much lower than the fold under the breast; this fold is called the inframammary fold. For the last situation, a breast lift with areola reduction is required.

How Long Does an Areola Reduction Take?

The areola reduction is a cosmetic procedure. It is usually considered by women who feel that their nipples are too big compared to the size of their breasts. Breast augmentation surgery and breast reduction surgery has also become popular. Therefore, in some cases, it is not the actual breast that needs reducing, it is the size of the nipple and/or areola that is the focus. Naturally, this could have an impact on the duration of the overall procedure.

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Is a Breast Reduction, a Breast Lift, and Areola Reduction Common?

These procedures are all commonly executed at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. During a breast lift, an implant is inserted through a small incision in the inframammary fold; this makes the breast larger and gives the illusion of a lift. A breast lift surgery, involves cutting around the nipple, and down from the nipple and areola to the inframammary fold, as well as across the inframammary fold.

All the loose skin is removed during the procedure. The result is that the nipple sits higher. Because of the cutting, the nipple is reduced and becomes more refined in shape. The reason a breast lift is not the first option is because of the scarring, and unfortunately the chest is an area quite subject to this post-surgery problem. Wherever possible, patients usually would prefer the implant rather than the lift. Sometimes an implant and lift can be performed at the same time. A lift is essentially an excision of skin only. It is not a mammoplasty breast reduction, although they can be done at the same time.

During a lift, the areola is reduced in size to approximately a 4-cm diameter; this has been shown to be the most aesthetically pleasing size of an areola. There is a specialised instrument that measures the size of the areola as well, which could be of interest to patients considering the procedure.

Ideally, the areola is positioned higher on the breast, usually about 21 cm from the upper bone of the chest, called the clavicular notch.


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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Breast Reduction procedures. Dr Lanzer specialises more in breast reduction through liposculpture rather than the mammoplasty surgical option.

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What Is Male Areola Reduction Surgery?

Men sometimes consider areola reduction. However, male breast reduction is extremely common. This is for gynecomastia, which is also called man boobs. Some men develop excessive fat and glandular tissue under their breasts which causes a projection of the areola and makes it look feminine. Sometimes, the projection and tissue are situated only under the nipple and under the areola. Other times, it is throughout the breast.

Many men who have somewhat female looking breasts avoid the beach to avoid having to take their tops off in public.  After liposuction or gynaecomastia, the chest is flat and more masculine. Dr Lanzer often sees a genetic component with this problem too.

The surgical approach is initially a liposculpture, followed by a small incision along the lower curved edge of the areola. The procedure is performed in Dr Lanzer’s Day Surgery Centre in Malvern.

Why Haven’t I Heard Of the Areola Reduction?

Not many people are aware that areola reduction is a possibility for them, even though many women have a nipple that is out of proportion with the rest of their breasts. Since not everyone is familiar with the areola reduction, it is recommended to read through this information page carefully to gain more insight into this procedure. Of course, you can also discover if you are eligible for this procedure by making an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. Dr Lanzer can examine the problem and determine if areola reduction is going to provide the desired effect.

Like other cosmetic surgery procedures, an areola reduction is also accompanied by risks and a chance of complications. Therefore, patients should always ask about the risks they might encounter while having this procedure. When you have your treatment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, our team will send you a consent form that contains more information about your procedure and the risks accompanying it. After reading this consent form, you must fully understand the risks before signing. If you still have questions after reading the information on the consent form, please contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic for additional information or advice. Once you have received the appropriate information about areola reduction, you can decide to go ahead with your treatment or not.

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How to Reduce the Areola Size without Surgery?

There are currently no effective non-surgical treatments to reduce the size of the areola in both men and women. Since most treatments are of a surgical nature, it is best to contact your cosmetic surgeon regarding your possible options.

Does areola reduction surgery leave scars?

Areola reduction could leave scarring. However, the degree of scarring will depend on the technique used by the surgeon. At our clinic, Dr Lanzer uses advanced surgical techniques to reduce the appearance of scarring after the treatment. If you are concerned about possible scars after the treatment, it is recommended to speak to Dr Lanzer during your first consultation and convey your concerns.

Patients who have their procedure at our clinic can count on the experience of Dr Lanzer too; this could have advantages where scarring is concerned. Dr Lanzer always aims to put the scar in a less obvious place, so patients can still wear the clothing they like without an obvious scar from areola reduction. He also has several decades of experience, and is one of Australia’s pioneers when it comes to advanced cosmetic surgery methods.

How much is areola reduction surgery?

The cost of areola reduction is variable from patient to patient. As is the case for all cosmetic surgery procedures, patients must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine the cost of their procedure. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, patients can expect a variable cost.

Where to view areola reduction surgery before and after photos?

The Dr Lanzer Clinic always provides patients with an overview of before and after photographs. These photographs are obtained from patients who had a cosmetic surgery treatment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.

Of course, the Dr Lanzer Clinic also provides before and after photographs for the areola reduction procedure. Simply head over to the appropriate section on the Dr Lanzer Clinic website, and discover how areola reduction could affect the aesthetic of the breasts.

Please note that the results from an areola reduction vary from patient to patient; this also means that your result will vary from the before and after photographs on our website. To get a better idea of what to expect after your areola reduction, please speak to Dr Lanzer about your results before the areola reduction takes place.

Do you want to make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for an areola reduction? Or is there a problem you believe Dr Lanzer could help you with? Please contact our friendly team of receptionists to book your appointment.


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