The nipple-areola complex, or NAC, is made up of the nipple, which is the part that protrudes or sticks out and the areola, which is the darker skin that surrounds the nipple.
Reduction of the areola is an integral part of a breast reduction
, however, if you are happy with the size and shape of your breasts, but simply feel that your areolae are too large, then an areola reduction may be for you.
Areola reduction is a relatively simple procedure that can be done under local anaesthesia (this means that you stay awake) and can be done on the same day as your consultation (with prior arrangement). There will be a scar all the way around your areola, but I place the scar so that it is on the edge of the areola between the darker skin of the areola and paler skin of the breast. This means that once the scar has faded, after several months, it can blend in well.