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Areolar Reduction Surgery

Your complete guide and quick links to everything you want to know about Areolar Reduction Surgery in Sydney! ​

A well-developed and normal-sized nipple/areola complex not only adds sensuality to a breast, it is also an essential functional requirement for any future breastfeeding.

As a result of the relaxation of social norms and the increasing uncovering of the breast in magazines, fashion, photographic shoots and social media, there has been an increasing trend worldwide for corrective nipple & areolar surgery.

Areola Reduction Surgery is performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia administered by our Specialist Anaesthetist.

Enlarged Areola Reduction

The areola is the pigmented circle around the nipple. Large areolas can be inherited or may develop as a result of an increase in breast size through pregnancy or weight gain. If you’re uncomfortable with the size of your areolas, they can be reduced. 

Areola Reduction Surgery is a procedure that will reduce the diameter of one or both areolas. It can be performed on its own, or as part of a Breast Lift, Breast Reduction or Breast Augmentation.

Hospital stay is not necessary and you can go home shortly after your procedure. However, you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can also be with you for the first 24 hours.

Potential risks include bleeding, wound infection, numbness (usually only temporary), and adverse scarring if you are prone to such.

The Cost of Areolar Reduction Surgery in Sydney

  • Areolar Reduction Surgery
  • Surgical Fee (both breasts) $5,500 – $6,000
  • Additional costs include Hospital and Anaesthetist Fees.
  • Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

Can I Claim a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?

Surgical procedures for cosmetic reasons are not eligible for a Medicare Rebate.

Accordingly, all forms of Corrective Nipple & Areolar Surgery do not qualify for a Medicare Rebate, nor can you claim any Theatre or Hospital Fees from your Private Health Insurance.

Terms & Conditions

  • Consultations must be pre-paid at time of booking.
  • Once pre-paid, all consultations are non-refundable and non-transferable but can be moved to another date with at least 3 working days’ notice.
  • Cancellations with less than 3 working days’ notice and ‘no shows’ are not refundable or transferable and will incur a new consultation fee to re-book.
  • All payments by Credit Card & Debit Card attract a 0.3% surcharge and Amex a 1.5% surcharge.
  • The Medical Board of Australia’s new Regulations which came into effect on 1 July 2023 require that:
    • All patients seeking a consultation regarding cosmetic surgery must provide a referral and the referral must be from a GP or other specialist who does not perform cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic services themselves.
    • If a patient arrives without a referral, the Regulations recommend that the doctor should refrain from seeing the patient – in which event, any pre-paid consultation fee would be lost.

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