Hi, I have a question about areola reduction.
I’ve heard that an incision can be made around the base of the nipple so that scarring will be less visible, but that the amount removed is less than other incisions.
How much exactly can be removed using the incision at the base of the nipple?
A: Areola reduction
If you’re considering an areolar reduction, this can be done under local anesthesia.
The diamater of your new areolar is measured using a circular metal device referred to as a “cookie cutter”. Once the smaller inner circle diameter is determined, the outer “excess” skin is removed then a permanent suture, such as Gore-tex, can be used to create a smaller, long-lasting diameter areola. The final layer of stitches are absorbable. This can be done in less than an hour with very minimal downtime.
Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best procedure for your specific case