Areola Reduction

Surgery Overview:
Areola Reduction is a type of plastic surgery procedure use to removes the excess areola tissue and
improves the overall cosmetic appearance of your areola. Incisions are made in two concentric circles
around the edges of the areola. Next, your surgeon removes a donut of tissue and skin, taking care to
leave the area around the nipple intact. (The nipple is still attached to its blood supply and the milk
ducts.) The surgeon then closes the incision with sutures around the areola that are pulled in to
tighten the skin around the areola. The scar is hidden around the edge of the areola and will likely fade
with time.
Operation time:
The length of surgery is about an hour.
Care after surgery:
Dressings and a light gauze bandage must be worn for several days. You will be able to shower the
following day but as long as the sutures are not yet removed from the surgical site, you should avoid
dirty water and sweat to get inside the wound by applying antibacterial ointment before showering.
Extra- sensitivity to pain and touch may be felt and will subside in a couple of weeks. Recovery time
will depend on the patient, but most patients can return to work and resume their normal activities
within a day or two.
Recovery period:
A minimal discomfort is expected but can go back to work a day after surgery. Recovery time will
depend on the patient, but most patients can return to work and resume their normal activities within
a day or two.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
All surgeries have risks, including areola reduction surgery. Risks may include: Anesthesia
complications, infection hematoma (a break in a blood vessel, causing localized blood-filled area or
blood clot), seroma (collection of fluid under the skin), tissue death, permanent numbness, or loss of
sensation, scarring asymmetry or unsatisfactory cosmetic results.
Types of anesthesia use:
Under local anesthesia
Hospital admission:
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis
Preparation prior to Surgery
 Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.

 Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
 Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and
throughout your recovery period.
 Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.