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At what age do you recommend having your areolas reduced?

Q:

My areolas are very large compared to my breast size.  I am not even an A cup, and the parts of my bra that I do fill out is due to my nipples.  At what age do you recommend getting the surgery to solve my dilemma?  I am under 18 and I realize that I will continue to develop, but my mother is a B cup, and my grandmother is about a D cup.  I am perfectly fine being small chested, but I'd rather have more breast tissue instead of more nipple (areola) tissue.

A:

Wait until you have finished growing and your breast size is stable for at least one year.

A:

Wait until your breast growth is complete, certainly until you're 21 before having an areola reduction.  Having your areola reduced prior to full breast growth could impede or inhibit further breast growth.

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