20 yr old female, 36D no sag, areolas 6cm in diameter. My areolas stick out of my clothes and bras and it's embarrassing. It's hard to find good post-op pictures bc many reductions were done with a breast lift or implant. I noticed the outline of the new areola looks unnaturally circular. Is there a way to reduce them by making the incision just inside the areola circumference and use that as the outer circle? When I pinch that area of my areola it gets smaller and it looks more natural to me.
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Areolar reduction with incision within the areola
Yes, it certainly is possible to make the areolar reduction incision just within the areola itself. You are correct that the appearance of a scar that replaces the normal "fading out" of the areola is a little unnatural and sharp. However, a scar within the areola itself may become white, and may stand out because of the darker tissue on each side of the lighter-colored scar.
Be sure to ask your surgeon about the pros and cons of the different ways of doing surgery.