Background to the procedure
Areola reduction surgery is performed for both men and women. Disproportionately large areolae (the plural of areola) can be a source of embarrassment for some. Whether the enlargement of the areolae is isolated or found in conjunction with large breasts, sagging breasts or tubular breasts, areola reduction can be an important part of breast enhancement surgery. For men, a large areola is often associated with male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), and has a feminising effect on the appearance of the breasts, and so reduction of the areola can help them achieve the silhouette they prefer.