Areola reduction surgery

Beautiful nipples thanks to areola reduction surgery

Some women have since birth large areolae or too long, or too wide, nipples in relation to the areola. Other women suffer from these conditions only after breastfeeding.

With an areola reduction surgery, Dr. Camenisch can remove the exact amount of tissue to achieve the nipple size you always wished for.

We will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the areola reduction surgery. You can schedule a consultation appointment at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG by calling us or with our online form.

The nipple (mamilla) is an essential part of the aesthetic look of a woman's breast. When the nipples are too big, too wide or too long, many women find it aesthetically unpleasant. Moreover, wearing tight-fitting clothes may be problematic, or even painful.

Nipples that are too big in relation with the breast are referred to as "hypertrophic areolae" in the specialist jargon. Many women with hypertrophic areolae (oversized nipples) suffer because of their appearance, and, therefore, avoid going to the sauna or swimming. Often, women with large areolae, also find it very discomforting to wear bras, bikinis and tight t-shirts.

An areola reduction surgery is a small procedure with great results.

An areola or nipple reduction surgery is a small procedure, with which the nipples can be reduced to the desired size. The surgery is performed as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG in Zurich. In most cases a local anesthesia is sufficient.

Areola reduction surgery - what you need to know
  • Duration of the procedure

    Depending on the extent of the surgery, the surgical procedure lasts between 40 and 60 minutes.

  • Hospitalization

    Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch operates hypertrophic areolae as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG. What does that mean? You will be sent home on the same day.

  • Anesthesia

    General anesthesia or local analgesia (local anesthesia)

  • Sick leave

    Between 1 and 2 days

  • Risks

    After a corrective surgery of oversized nipples, the sutures may tear due to the increased tension. Additionally, local infections, postoperative hemorrhages, hematomas, and aesthetically unpleasant scars may occur.

  • Postoperative treatment

    Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will apply a small specialty dressing, which you will have to keep for 2 weeks. You should not practice any sports, until the wound is completely healed.

  • Costs

    The costs for a surgical procedure may vary, depending on the extent of the surgery, and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the potential anesthesia, the medications, the hospitalizations, and the follow-up controls.

    Oversized nipples do not fall into the category of diseases; therefore, the costs of an areola reduction surgery are not covered by any insurance.


«I am very happy with the results of my breast surgery and I'm already looking forward to the summer.»

Ms. J. G. – Breast surgery

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