How Can I Make my Big Areola Small? (photo)

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How Can I Make my Big Areola Small?

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The question of areolar reduction in your case is of concern. The posted photo demonstrate an average areolar diameter. Why risk the possible scars from a reduction operation? 

Areola Reduction

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Thank you for your inquiry. From the photo you provided, your areola seems to be of normal size and proportion. An in person consultation would be necessary for a proper assessment to see if you are indeed a candidate for this surgery. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for best results. Best, 

Areola reduction

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This is a personal aesthetic decision.  You could do an areola reduction that would leave a scar around the areola periphery, similar to the scar from a periareolar mastopexy.  I agree that it is a trade of a scar for smaller areolas.  Only you can decide if the scar is worth the change in appearance.

Leonard T. Yu, MD
Maui Plastic Surgeon

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