How Can I Reduce the Size of my Puffy & Large Areolas?

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Question:Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Dear Aurora Clinics, I suffer from large areolas which are also unusually puffy. Two and a half months ago I had a Benelli mastopexy along with breast enlargement surgery for tuberous breasts on the NHS. I thought that this would also help make my areolas less puffy.

My tuberous breast procedure went very well but my areolas still remain puffy and large. Will they reduce in size after they have fully healed?

If not, could you tell me the treatment needed for areola reduction and advise how long I should wait before I undertake surgery.

Would I be allowed to have such a revision on the NHS? If not, how much would this cost privately?


We think that after two and a half months following surgery it is unlikely that your areolas will get any narrower in diameter and the puffiness is also now likely to remain.

Generally, we would advise that you leave at least three to four months before considering any further treatment. At that stage, it may be worthwhile contemplating correction and areola reduction with a permanent stitch around the areola to stop it widening.

These stitches are buried and should not be seen. They could also help decrease the amount of tissue underneath the areola which is causing the puffiness.

We think you should allow yourself some time to consider the options available to you.

Best Wishes,

The Team at Aurora Clinics

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