Can I reduce my areolas, widen and lift my breasts and move them closer together?

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Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. Clinics are located in BirminghamBristolBuckinghamshireGlasgowLondon Harley StreetLeedsManchester and Northampton.

Areola Reduction question:Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Hi there, I wonder if you can advise. I am 27 years old, and have had two recent pregnancies, breastfeeding both babies. Now, my breasts and in particular my areolas look significantly different to how they were pre-pregnancy.

During my pregnancies and lactation, my breast tissue increased, but the areolas expanded a disproportionate amount. My breasts have been left very droopy, with a large gap of about an inch between them.

I’m very unhappy with the way they look and would really like an improvement. At the same time as a breast lift, can the areolas be reduced and wide implants used to reduce the gap between the breasts? Thank you.

Areola Reduction answer:

Many thanks for your enquiry. The answer to your question is yes, it is certainly possible to make your breasts wider, higher and closer together while also giving you a reduction in the size of the areolas.

I would recommend that the best procedure for you would be a combined breast enlargement with uplift, which can be used to give you a good overall improvement, lift and reshape the breasts and reduce the areolas.

At Aurora Clinics we tend to perform both of these surgeries together as a one-stage operation, though some surgeons prefer to perform a two-stage procedure.

It might be worthwhile having a look at some of the photographs and videos on our website to see some similar cases in which we have performed this surgery.

We always advise that it is only through seeing a surgeon in person that you will be able to decide on the best course of action. If you would like to speak to a surgeon about the best way forward for you, please contact us to schedule a consultation on 01324 578290 or email

We wish you the best of luck if you do decide to go ahead with surgery.