The nipple is made up of two main features. The nipple and the areola. Areola reduction surgery is possible to reduce the size of the pigmented area, while nipple reduction surgery can reduce the projection of the nipple from the breast.


If you are unhappy about the size or projection of your nipples, then this procedure may be for you. It is commonly performed for patients who have concerns about the way their breasts look through clothing, particularly summer clothes or swimwear.

PLEASE NOT THIS PROCEDURE MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO BREASTFEED. Please ensure you consider your desire to breastfeed in the future before undergoing this procedure.

What anaesthetic is used and what hospital stay is required?

This procedure is most commonly performed under a local anaesthetic, but can be carried out under general anaesthesia at your request. This procedure is performed in a day surgery setting, using a rapid recovery technique. You will be able to return to the comfort of your own home soon after completion of the surgery.

Will this procedure leave scars?

Dr Ali Hussain undergoes regular training on the most current surgical methods and will choose the incision option that will minimise scarring. The incisions work well with the natural border of the nipple and should be become barely noticeable in a short time.

What is the recovery period?

The recovery period for this procedure will vary from patient to patient and you could return to work within 3-5 days in some situations You will be required to wear a post-operative support bra for 4-6 weeks. Light exercise may be resumed within 4-5 weeks but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 6-8 weeks. You will be given post-surgery instructions to follow and if you have any questions, please speak to Dr Ali Hussain or his clinic staff

What costs are involved?

Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery, but it should not be the only consideration. You have the right to be informed about the costs you can expect, before you have your surgery.

Costs associated with the procedure may include:

  • Surgical fees
  • Surgical facility costs
  • Anaesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Post-surgery garments

After your initial consultation with Dr Ali, you will receive a written estimate of fees and an information pack to read before your second consultation. The second consultation is free of charge.

We welcome any questions you may have regarding fees.

Please note: Your satisfaction involves more than a fee. When choosing a surgeon for cosmetic surgery, remember that factors such as the surgeon’s training, qualifications, experience and your comfort with him/ her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.


You can book a consultation to discuss your suitability for this procedure by phoning us on 0420 488 105 or by emailing Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our home page and we will phone you back to organise a suitable appointment time.

Disclaimer: All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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