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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
At a Glance

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.

The care was excellent both pre and post operatively. During my stay at the hospital I knew exactly what to expect and when, which was most reassuring. The outcome is exactly as I’d have hoped. My eyes look less heavy and it’s as if they have more space to open! I’d never heard of the procedure before seeing Mr Banwell but I knew that something needed doing, and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.


Janet T.

I decided to have treatment with Mr Banwell due to recommendations from other healthcare professionals and knowledge of his surgical skills. My expectations were for reduced ptosis and fuller breasts, my expectations were exceeded. Mr Banwell provided me with honest and realistic expectations for my clinical outcome. I found it a very positive experience. I was originally very apprehensive about undertaking a cosmetic procedure and questioned the need for proceeding, but following my breast augmentation I have much more self confidence and I realise that I’d underestimated how much the ptosis had been getting to me. The outcome has been fantastic! Thank you.


Sharon B.

My care was efficient and well taken care of, the outcome of my surgery couldn’t be more perfect, I’m so pleased. My surgery has given me a new found confidence in my body in a way I never thought I could feel.


Amelia P.

I just want to thank you for all your care, expertise and advice.

Now that I have been ‘signed off’ I just want to thank you so much for all your care, expertise and advice. I am so happy with the result of my surgery; it has bought back a confidence which I had lost, and enabled me to wear clothes which previously wouldn’t have suited me. I will know where to come if I decide I need anything else improved!


Catriona S.

I am delighted!! Mr Banwell listened to what I wanted and now I have fuller breast that don’t look false!  I would highly recommend him and his team to everyone.  They are all very friendly and the care I received before, during and after was excellent and very professional. Many thanks to you all.


Gemma C.

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