Areola Reduction – How painful is it during and after 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 Areola Reduction 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.

In this video of our Areola Reduction FAQ series we answer the question of how painful the surgery is, and also the recovery.
The actual surgery itself is considered a minor operation, which means it can very safely be performed under a local anaesthetic. However if it is combined with a more invasive surgery then obviously you would have a general anaesthetic. You can also request it to be done under general as a lone procedure, but it will cost more as an anaesthetist has to be paid for and usually it requires an overnight hospital stay.
Under a local anaesthetic, you feel no pain during the surgery, literally just the insertion of the needle to administer the anaesthetic is all the pain you will feel initially. Afterwards it will be sore and tender, but nothing too severe. You will need to take it easy for the first couple of weeks, giving yourself a head start on the recovery process before gently working your way back up to your regular everyday activities.