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Areola Reduction in Thailand

Areola reduction surgery is an option for both men and women who would like to decrease the size of the areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple).


Areolas are the darker skin areas surrounding each nipple. Just like the breasts and the nipples, areolas can come in all shapes and sizes.

The average areola is approximately 4 sizes in diameter. In can also be much bigger than this. Genetics plays a big role in determining the size of the areola as well as the breast that surrounds it. The size of the areola can also be affected by breastfeeding.

Although not a health concern, some people with large areolas opt to have them reduced.

Areola reduction is a relatively simple procedure performed with the aim of reducing the diameter of the areola. The purpose of the operation is to create a round, symmetrical shape and a cosmetically pleasing size for the areola in relation to the breasts.

Good candidates for areola reduction are generally healthy men and women who are not satisfied with the size of their areolas. Areola reduction can be performed at any age, although women’s breasts should be fully developed before surgery.



Just like any type of plastic surgery, areola reduction starts with a consultation. Your surgeon will examine your breasts, listen to your concerns and talk you through your surgical options.

The surgery is performed by removing a doughnut-shaped area out of the areola to create its future shape and size. Excess skin is then removed, and the surrounding skin is brought inwards using a “purse-string” stitch so that it surrounds the areola.

Finally, the incision site is closed using dissolvable stitches.

Before the Surgery

  • Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
  • Plan to take 1-2 days off work and your normal activities


  • You may experience some bruising, swelling or numbness after surgery. These symptoms are normal and will subside after a few days.
  • Avoid placing weight on your chest for 3-4 weeks.
  • Take all medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • You should be able to return to work and resume most normal activities within a few days
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 10 days