American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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3 years ago

Areola are big

Hi I'm a guy that has big areolas I'm definitely not overweight so is I'm wondering if possible to get surgery and is it possible to put on a payment plan as well

Procedure: Breast Reduction

Replies 5

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon

Yes it is possible to reduce the areola. I’ve done this on several men. I’ve also reduced their nipple size if the nipple is large as well. Sometimes these can be put on payment plans.

Craig Baldenhofer
ASPS Surgeon

Yes, in most instances it is a very straightforward procedure that can be done in the office under local anesthesia with no down time. The procedure takes about 45 min in total. Payment plans are available.

Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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It is possible to reduce the areola. If it is just too wide, the excess skin can be removed. If the areola are " puffy" it may be a form of gynecomastia, which can also be corrected surgically. We always offer payment plans via Care Credit. Best wishes!

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for your excellent question. Assuming other underlying issues such as gynecomastia and/or pseudogynecomastia are ruled out, the areola can be reduced with a small in-office procedure. Hope this helps.

Jon Ver Halen
ASPS Surgeon

Dear Jettally80,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Yes, it is possible for a male to have an areolar reduction, and many practices (including my own) offer a payment plan. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!


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