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Nipple Reduction Surgery in Iran: the fact you need to know

Some people may be unhappy with the size of their nipples or their asymmetrical aspect. The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is often linked to cosmetic reason, or because their nipples are causing them discomfort. If you’re looking for a nipple reshaping surgery in Iran, keep reading to learn more about the procedure and then contact us for more information .

what is Areola Reduction Surgery?

Areola reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves reducing the size and/or changing the shape of the areola, which is the area located around the nipples. The average diameter of the areola is 4.7cm, but this may vary depending on the individual’s gender, height and breasts size. Women whose areolas are too large often feel concerned about the look of their breasts. The areola may also appear too domed or more oval than circular. Surgery can help reduce the areola to average size, which can help improve body image and self-esteem. Areola reduction surgery is performed as one-day surgery under local anesthesia, so you will be able to go home once the effect of the anesthesia has worn off.

What are the benefits of areola reduction surgery?

This procedure helps correct the abnormalities that affect the shape and size of the areolas, including :

Areola Reduction Surgery for Men—A Minor Procedure

When performed without any other surgeries as a solo procedure, areola reduction surgery for men is actually a minor surgical procedure. Local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or conscious sedation can be used depending on each case. Because the pigment that darkens the areola is located in the superficial area of the skin, only a delicate outer layer of skin needs to be removed. When the excess pigmented skin is excised, then small stitches are positioned to hold the new areola into the skin around it. Areola reduction surgery reshapes or decreases the size of the areolas to help attain a more attractive, more masculine chest. Even though it is a pretty minor procedure that only takes about an hour or two to perform, it can have a huge positive effect on a man’s confidence and self-image .

Nipple reduction surgery for females

As a woman, when the nipple looks unpleasant due to genetics, aging and breastfeeding, it can have adverse effects on a person's self-esteem.

Nipple / areola reduction surgery can correct the following problems

The nipples and areolas can be trimmed to improve size and shape, giving the breasts a more comfortable appearance and balancing them.

Before performing this procedure, the surgeon often considers the normal size of the breast, the desired size, and the type of progression that results in maximum results

Nipple reduction surgery for males

Puffy nipples can be a pain in the eye for men. No man wants to wear a shirt and his nipples come out like a breastfeeding woman. This is why breast augmentation surgery is a good option for men who have protruding nipples. Although this is a very minor method, it can have a very positive effect on a man's self-confidence and self-esteem .

How to prepare for nipple/areola surgery?

During your consultation, the surgeon will perform a physical examination followed by a discussion on the range of viable treatment options depending on the size of the areola. It is important to tell your surgeon about any medical conditions you may have and the medications you are taking, if any. The procedure will be described in detail step by step to give you a clear idea of what to expect during the procedure. Your surgeon will assess your expectations for the surgery and determine if it is right for you. The surgeon may ask you to stop smoking because smoking has a detrimental effect on wound healing and to stop medications that interfere with blood clotting; This includes aspirin and medicines that contain aspirin. Areola reduction is ideally suited for a local anesthetic procedure although the choice of anesthetic is up to you based on how stressed you are and whether the surgery will be combined with other procedures to reduce the areola .

What happens during the nipple/areola surgery?

During the surgery, you will not feel any pain or discomfort since it is performed under local or general anesthetic. After the anesthetic takes complete effect, the procedure goes as follows :

After the surgery, you may feel some soreness for the next 24-48 hours, but you will be able to go back to your usual activities within the first week. During the recovery period, you may feel some pain or discomfort, but you can manage this by taking pain medications. Moreover, you should avoid strenuous activities until your surgeon allows you to ensure a full recovery .

Nipple and areola reduction surgery

Your areolae and nipples can be reduced in size and/or modified to improve their shape so they appear more balanced. If asymmetry exists, it's fine to have just one side treated to balance things out. According to medical research, an adult female has areolae with the average diameter of approximately 38.1 mm. However, that doesn't mean I create this size on all of my patients. I take into account your natural breast size/shape, your preferred look and what improvement would achieve the most proportionate result .

Am I a suitable candidate for nipple/areola surgery?

The following criteria should be met so you qualify for this surgery :


You may experience some numbness in the treated area, but it usually goes away in about a month and a half after surgery. A breast may swell and feel less comfortable, which is perfectly normal.

Normally, there will be redness, bruising and swelling in the treated area. You may need to wear tight clothing for a while. Other risks include infection, scarring at the site of surgery, problems with breastfeeding, and loss of nipple sensation in rare cases.

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with areola reduction surgery. However, by strictly following the surgeon's instructions, the risks can be significantly reduced

Preoperative care:

If you take blood-thinning medications, discuss this with your doctor since you may need to stop them for a few days. Do not smoke for at least a few weeks before the surgery since it hampers the healing process. Avoid caffeine on the day of the procedure. You may also need to fill post-treatment prescription drugs beforehand. Lastly, ensure that you follow any instructions from your surgeon before the surgery .

Postoperative care:

Have someone drive you home since you may feel drowsy after the anesthesia, and the treated site will be sore. Get lots of rest to allow quick healing. Also, ensure that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluid. Ensure that you consume any prescribed medications after the surgery to avoid infections. You should avoid strenuous exercise for about 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. Do not carry any heavyweights for a longer period. Do not smoke for at least a month after the procedure. You will also need to change the dressing after a specific period regularly. Be sure to follow any other precautions from your surgeon .

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