For some women, disproportionately large or asymmetric areolas can affect confidence, self-esteem and create fear of intimacy. Women report being self-conscious while getting changed, anxiety during intimacy and having the thought they are abnormal.
Areolar reduction is a quick procedure which removes the excess pigmented skin around the nipple. The surgery is performed under local anaesthetic and involves an incision around the perimeter of the areola and removal of excess areola tissue. Sutures are used to close the wound and dressings placed over the breasts.
The result of areola reduction is permanent, however one must bear in mind that your breasts may droop and deflate over time as a natural result of ageing.
Like all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with areola reduction. These include;
Scars / poor scarring
Loss of nipple sensation