Areola Reduction Surgery

At our world-class cosmetic surgery clinic in London


Surgeons with over 20 years experience

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The way you feel about the appearance of your breasts affects so many aspects of your life, and your areola is central to the overall look. Your areola is the circular pigmented skin surrounding your nipple, and it can vary enormously simply due to genetics. Areolas can also change over time as they’re part of your skin, which stretches when you grow. So if you have put on weight, the areolas can become larger.

Sometimes enlarged areolas can cause your breasts to look unbalanced, asymmetrical or disproportionate. This can make you feel embarrassed and can knock your confidence. To correct this, we offer areola reduction surgery to create a natural-looking, perfectly proportioned areola, performed by highly skilled and experienced surgeons with this specific area of expertise. We’ll work with you to ensure that you feel better about yourself.


Areola reduction is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce your large areolas by reshaping and resizing them for a look which is in proportion to the shape and size of your breasts. It’s suitable for both men and women.

Although the procedure focuses on your areolas, you can combine it with other procedures to enhance the whole breast, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and a breast lift.

During your areola reduction surgery, the outer area of your areola is removed, and the skin around it is gathered inwards to surround the areola. Inside the areola, absorbable stitches reduce the diameter.


The most common reason areola reduction is required is simply down to genetics and an unhappiness about how they look, but there are other reasons too. Areola reduction surgery can also help to create attractive areolas when they have become enlarged or misshapen due to:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • The natural ageing process
  • Trauma (damaged breast tissue)
  • Weight loss


✔ Relief: especially if it’s affected your relationships

✔ Natural results: our surgeons will consider balance and proportion

✔ Added self-confidence: even if others can’t see, you’ll feel better

✔ VIP treatment: luxurious facilities and a bespoke service

✔ Improved wellbeing: our Patient Coach is here to support you

✔ Exceptional care: your five-star consultancy and aftercare

✔ Peace of mind: our surgeons are highly regarded in their field

 Combine treatments: such as a breast liftbreast reduction or breast augmentation

Quick Reference


60 minutes


1 week

Anaesthesia used

General anaesthesia

Hospital Stay

Overnight optional


Lower body after 3 weeks, upper body after 6 weeks

Final Result

Natural-looking, perfectly proportioned areola

Pre admission tests

Bloods, swabs, possible scan and ECG


Enlarged and misshapen areola


6 weeks

Before and After Results

Mastopexy augmentation results

What our clients say about us

Patient Stories


Breast Augmentation

“Really happy with my new breasts. Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on your breasts and it doesn’t matter how much exercise or dieting you do, it’s not possible to reverse the changes that occur. I feel that my breasts are now in proportion with my body and beautifully lifted“

Read more about Charlotte's experience

Our areola reduction surgeons

Mr Alex Karidis at the Karidis Clinic

Mr Karidis is one of London’s most in-demand cosmetic surgeons and it is important for us to be able to offer you the option of another trusted surgeon, capable of producing the naturally beautiful results that are the hallmark of the Karidis Clinic.

Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe at the Karidis Clinic

With over 25 years’ cosmetic surgery experience, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe has worked with our medical director Mr Karidis for many years and is the only other cosmetic surgeon Mr Karidis would trust his patients to.

What to expect from your procedure

Some key information for what to expect in the lead up to, and during your procedure can be found below. We ensure our patients have all the support they need but if you do have further questions these will be addressed at your initial consultation.

How much does areola reduction cost?

Areola reduction surgery requires a surgeon fee, an anaesthetist fee and a hospital fee. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care. The cost may vary slightly depending on your unique requirements, but we will give you a detailed quotation following your consultation.

For more information on what our surgical fees cover, get in touch today.



Breast uplift surgery

Mastopexy, also known as a ‘breast uplift’, is a surgical procedure to reshape and raise breasts without altering the overall volume of the breast.

Breast reduction surgery

Breast reduction, also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is the surgical correction to reduce the size, volume, shape and weight of the breasts.

Corrective breast revision

Corrective and revision breast surgery is becoming increasingly popular to correct uneven or asymmetrical breasts or past surgery issues.

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