Areola Reduction and Nipple Reconstruction Surgery

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Nipple procedures click here

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

We begin this video with Mr. Richards telling us what he will do during the procedure. We see initial markings on the breast, and the outer circle of skin will be removed. This is shaded for us to see. The nipples are very flat too, so Mr. Richards will perform a correction to make them more prominent.

We skip on in the surgery and the top layer of skin has been removed. The points that are sewn up first are shown to us, using the usual clock metaphor of 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, then in between these points are sewn to the outer skin too. This leaves it looking a bit like a flower, then we are ready for the circular prolene stitch. This stitch is permanent and runs around the perimeter of the areola, tethering it all together.

Next we see the nipple reconstruction section of the surgery. To do this he shows us the markings he has made, and informs us some of the markings will be cut in order to lift the nipple a bit. Then side parts will be folded underneath to enable the nipple to sit out more and be more prominent.

The areola reduction is skipped for the other side and we focus on the nipple reconstruction. This is done ever so slightly differently, and we get a thorough and in depth commentary of what he is doing as he is doing it.

We then see the finished appearance on both sides for the whole surgery.