Accessory Third Nipple Removal
Do you have an extra nipple?
Having three or more nipples is also called supernumerary nipples. Patients with an extra nipple have a condition called polythelia or polymastia. The third nipple occurs within 4-5 weeks of development as an embryo. Extra nipples are smaller than regular nipples. We recommend having an initial consultation with Dr. Rosenberg to discuss surgical removal. If you’re a candidate for an accessory third nipple removal, you’ll be scheduled for surgery with Dr. Rosenberg in our Beverly Hills office.
The treatment is quick and an outpatient procedure consisting of minimal incisions and removal of excess breast, fat, and skin tissues. The procedure is performed using local anaesthesia and can be completed in an hour or less. Dr. Rosenberg uses advanced techniques to leave minimal scars. There’s minimal downtime, and we’ll provide you with the aftercare instructions. If swelling occurs, it subsides within a few weeks, and peak results appear within six months.
Accessory Third Nipple Removal FAQs
No. An accessory third nipple develops in the utero throughout the fourth week of pregnancy. If the tissue doesn't recede, it can result in a third nipple.
A third nipple doesn't indicate a severe issue or cause of medical conditions. Patients get third nipples removed for cosmetic reasons. If you decide to get third nipple removal, you'll schedule a noninvasive outpatient procedure.
It can be hereditary and is more common in men than women. It can also be caused because of congenital diseases, such as urologic malformations or urogenital malignancies.
Yes. Patients with the condition can have three or more breasts that appear as an extra nipple or an actual breast. It may also appear as a breast with a nipple without an areola. The third breast can also appear as a breast with an areola without a nipple or as a breast with no nipple and areola.
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