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Areola Reduction

Areola reduction is a popular procedure in the UK.  It is completely normal to have different size and shaped areolar ( the pigmented area around the nipple). But in some women the difference can be more noticeable and may cause considerable issues with confidence and relationships. However, there are surgical procedures that may be able to help you.

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Areola Reduction
At a Glance

60 - 90 Minutes

SURGERY TIME

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

Outpatients/Inpatient 1 night

HOSPITAL STAY

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

No

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

No

PRE ADMISSION TESTS

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

Sleeping on back recommended for 4 weeks.

SLEEPING POSITION

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

Immediately

REASONABLY MOBILE

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

Shower after 1 day. Bath after 2 weeks.

WASHING

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

1 week

DRIVING

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

8 weeks

EXERCISE INCLUDING GYM

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

Restricted activity after 4 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Areola Reduction
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2 weeks

FULL RECOVERY

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

None

TIME OFF WORK

Areola Reduction
At a Glance

Sports bra worn for 8 weeks. Wired bra after 2 months.

BRAS & GARMENTS

Areola reduction surgery is performed by removing a circular area of the outer brown area of the areola. The skin surrounding this is then brought inwards in a purse string fashion to surround the areola. Absorbable stitches inside the areola are used to reduce the diameter and, in most cases, a permanent stitch placed deeply in the tissues to prevent widening of the areola occurring following surgery. To begin with, it is usual to have ruckling of the skin but this will settle over time and accelerated by regular massage of the scars. By using the permanent stitch it is very unlikely that you would get further widening of the areola and your nipples and the areola should stay in a smaller position.

The benefits of areola reduction are a permanent reduction in the size of the areola with scarring limited to the junction of the brown skin and the surrounding normal skin of the nipple.

The procedure can be performed under either local or general anaesthetic as a day case, has a minimum down time and also has the other advantage of tightening up the breast skin.

You will be able to return to sedentary activities (i.e. an office job or light duties) after a couple of days. Heavy physical activities and contact sports can be resumed following your post-surgery appointment with Mr Banwell.

These operations have a high success rate, but, as everyone is different and the treatment plan will be individualized to every patient, the likely outcome you will obtain will be discussed directly with you.

Mr Paul Banwell performed a wider excision for me in April 2008 following a diagnosis of melanoma. The care and support provided by him has been second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Paul’s approach to surgery and post-surgery is one of honesty and excellence in his field of expertise. I feel safe in his care.


Sarah B.

Thank you so much to you and your team for all that you have done for me, it is greatly appreciated.


Sarah Z.

Mr Banwell exceeded all expectation as did his team. Excellent communication and explanation of all procedures. 100% punctual, 100% attentive. The operation was a stunning success and virtually invisible. The whole process of dealing with Paul and the team has been so simple and easy. Options and operational procedures were explained and executed superbly. A total professional and perfectionist who demonstrates great skill, care and knowledge. I would have no hesitation to recommend Paul Banwell. Quite simply, if you want the best, Paul is it!


Tim H.

I was referred to Mr Paul Banwell in February 2010 when I was diagnosed with an advanced melanoma in the lymph nodes in my left groin.  At my consultation he explained in layman’s terms my diagnosis and all details regarding the operation I needed.  Mr Banwell operated on 27th February 2010. The operation was a complete success – he has removed all the cancer as subsequent scans have proven.  I then spent seven days recuperating in the McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead under Mr Banwell’s and his specialised teams care. They were all wonderful. Mr Banwell was at my bedside every morning to check my progress. His kindness and caring knew no bounds. He made all my fears and anxieties groundless and replaced them with optimism for a great feature and my aftercare was first class.  I would recommend this highly professional, dedicated, humane family man to all who need any medical intervention. He is the best. How do you thank a man who gives you your life back? There are no adequate words.


Pauline W.

I am writing to let you know that I was very pleased with the recent surgery to remove several moles on my face, neck and back. The whole process was carried out very efficiently.  The mole on my face has almost completely disappeared already.  The post-operative information was most helpful, although the leaflet I was given varied slightly from your verbal instructions. However, you accurately told me what to expect.  I have no hesitation in recommending your work to other people.  The on site staff were all friendly and helpful throughout.


Pamela H.

From the welcome I got on my first visit to post-op consultations, the team were very friendly. Mr Banwell is undoubtedly the most professional and caring surgeon I could wish for. I have felt completely confident in his expertise, and am thrilled with the results. I would not hesitate – and indeed have – to recommend him to all my friends.


H F.

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