Areola and Nipple Reduction Surgery Perth

Reduce the size or correct asymmetry of the nipple or areola.

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What is Areola and Nipple Reduction Surgery?

Areola and nipple reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure aimed at altering the size and shape of the areola and nipple to achieve a more desired aesthetic appearance. This type of surgery helps to change the size or proportion of their areolas and nipples in relation to the rest of their breasts. The procedure involves removing excess tissue and reshaping the area to create a more balanced look. It can be performed as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other breast surgeries, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction.

Common names

Nipple reduction, Nipple surgery, Areola reduction surgery

Targeted areas

Nipple and Areola


Please be aware that you must have a GP referral before booking a consultation with Dr Murray.

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



From $2200

*excluding theatre fee, post-surgical garments/creams, post operative medications. An all-inclusive fee will be discussed at time of consultation with Dr Murray.

Payment Options

Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including, and not limited to; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), and AfterPay.

Consultation Process

In accordance with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) protocol, it is a prerequisite to obtain a GP referral for all cosmetic surgical procedures before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Glenn Murray. Additionally, a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) questionnaire will need to be completed to assess your suitability for the procedure. To facilitate informed discussions and address any questions you may have, informational videos will be sent to your designated email prior to your meeting with Dr. Murray. Following a second consultation with a member of our clinical team, a mandatory 7-day cooling-off period will commence. During this time, we strongly encourage you to seek further information and education regarding your desired procedure, as well as consider obtaining a second opinion. After the 7-day cooling-off period, you are welcome to proceed with scheduling your procedure and embark on your Absolute Cosmetic journey.

What happens after Areola and Nipple Reduction Surgery?

Nipple and/or Areola Reduction Surgery is a day procedure. After the surgery, you will spend some time resting in our recovery suite until your caregiver arrives to take you home. It’s normal to experience some tenderness, swelling, and bruising during the recovery period. Pain relief medication will be prescribed, and it is recommended to take this as directed to help manage any discomfort. To ensure proper healing, it’s important to avoid any direct physical contact with the chest area for 3 to 4 weeks and refrain from lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous cardio activities for the first 4 to 6 weeks. During your day 1 review, you will receive personalized aftercare instructions designed to support your specific recovery needs.


Recovery time following areola and nipple reduction surgery is typically quite manageable. Most patients find that they can return to work within 1 to 2 days after the procedure. However, it’s important to note that while the return to daily activities is relatively quick, swelling and bruising in the treated area may persist for a longer period. Patients are advised to follow post-operative care instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and efficient recovery. It is also noteworthy to highlight that patient recovery can vary from person to person due to contributing factors like age, genetics or lifestyle.


Areola and nipple reduction surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. These risks may include:

  1. Infection: There is a risk of infection at the surgical site, which may require antibiotics or additional medical intervention.
  2. Changes in sensation: The surgery may result in temporary or permanent changes in nipple sensation, including numbness or increased sensitivity.
  3. Scarring: Scarring is a common risk of any surgical procedure, including areola and nipple reduction surgery. The extent of scarring can vary depending on factors such as individual healing and surgical technique.
  4. Asymmetry: There is a possibility of asymmetry between the two nipples or areolas following surgery, which may require additional procedures to correct.
  5. Changes in breastfeeding ability: While many individuals are still able to breastfeed after areola and nipple reduction surgery, there is a risk of changes in breastfeeding ability due to alterations in nipple anatomy.

It’s important for individuals considering areola and nipple reduction surgery to discuss these risks with their doctor and carefully weigh the potential benefits against the possible complications. Additionally, following pre- and post-operative instructions from the doctor can help minimise the risk of complications and promote optimal healing.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine for your Areola and Nipple Reduction Surgery?

  • Dr Murray has over 20 years of full-time experience in Cosmetic Medicine
  • We are Health Department licensed meaning that we can sedate you during your procedure
  • We are fully insured to offer this procedure

*It’s important to recognize that any cosmetic surgical or invasive procedure comes with inherent risks and the possibility of complications. Therefore, before moving forward, we strongly recommend that you allocate time for thorough research, self-education, and consider seeking a second opinion from a qualified practitioner to make an informed decision.


It is imperative to strictly avoid smoking, vaping, and illicit drug use before, during, and after the procedure. Nicotine consumption during the surgical process heightens the risk of complications, infection, delayed healing, or an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome. Please note that we maintain a stringent cancellation policy for those who continue to smoke or vape. We advise all patients to cease smoking at least 2 weeks before the procedure and to abstain for 6 weeks following the procedure. Reducing nicotine intake does not diminish the risk of complications; the most substantial health benefit is derived from quitting smoking altogether. We highly recommend and encourage the use of nicotine cessation aids during this period. For more comprehensive information regarding potential complications and guidance on quitting smoking, please refer to this resource.

It is vital to note that if you have smoked within the last 2 weeks, the procedure will be canceled, and payment will not be refunded.

To ensure your readiness for the procedure, being in good health is essential. It’s crucial to avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, green tea, and turmeric leading up to the procedure. Additionally, a blood test should be conducted at least 1 week before the scheduled procedure. A nurse will go through an extensive checklist to ensure that you are well prepared, via a pre-operative call before your procedure day.

On the day of the procedure, fasting is mandatory, meaning you should refrain from consuming food or water for 6 hours prior to your scheduled surgical start time. However, you may take a small sip of water in the morning to consume any pre-surgery medication if necessary. These precautions are taken to optimize your safety and the success of the procedure. All paperwork must be completed before the procedure and will be sighted and signed by your admitting surgical nurse.

The procedure should only take 1 to 2 hours, this may vary from time to time and is only a guideline. During the procedure Dr Murray will make a doughnut-shaped incision in the areola and remove the excess areola, this will be at the edge of the areola to reduce the visibility of scarring.

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Glenn Murray

Medical Director and Owner

Dr. Murray (MED0001196978) leads the team of doctors and health professionals at Absolute Cosmetic, bringing over two decades of full-time experience in cosmetic medicine to his role as Medical Director and Owner of Absolute Cosmetic Perth.

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*Before and After Disclaimer. All before and after photographs show actual patients of Absolute Cosmetic and are published with written consent. Images have not been digitally enhanced or altered. Outcomes shown are only relevant for each patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. Please read the associated treatment page for information regarding risks and recovery. All surgical before and after photographs are taken before and one year after the procedure unless otherwise specified. All surgical procedures have been performed by Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner, Perth.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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