Surgery to Remove Extra Nipples?
- Asked by itsgabibitoch in california
- 4 years ago
I have two extra nipples. I have had them since I was born and I hate them. I can wear swimsuits with nice tops because they show they are right below my original ones.
I'm now 17 and want to remove them. Are there home remedies? I heard wart remover works? And if not, I have insurance. Will it cover it and will it hurt? Thanks so much.
Extra nipples are not that uncommon. Surgery can remove these nipples. This is usually done as a local procedure in the office. Sometimes insurance may cover the removal. It would be best to have the extra nipples removed before you become pregnant. With the added hormones of pregnancy, they might grow larger. I would suggest that you discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Thank you for the question.
The best way to remove “extra nipples” is the direct excision. Usually, these small scar that remains is less conspicuous than the extra nipple. Occasionally, patients will also have extra breast tissue below the extra nipple that can also be treated. I have had some success treating the extra breast tissue with direct excision and/or liposuctioning.
I hope this helps.
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Remove extra nipples
Extra nipples, also known as polythelia, are easily removed, usually under local anesthesia, just like a mole. There are no effective home remedies. Sometimes people even have extra breasts (polymastia). The most common area is under the arm. These too can be removed. Insurance will usually cover this probalem.
Yes, there is a simple procedure
Removal fs extra nipples can be a simple office procedure done under local anesthesia. You should check with your insurance company to see if they will cover the procedure.
Extra nipples are common
Extra nipples are actually quite common in men and women. They result from in utero development. They are easily removed under a local anesthesia and leave a small almost imperceptable scar. Insurance coverage varies from person to person, and the specific terms of your policy would need to be investigated to determine whether the procedure would be covered.
Extra nipples can be removed, but don't use wart remover!
Often, accessory (extra) nipples look like a mole, and are often mistaken for this. Occasionally, the accessory nipples can have areolas and look similar to your real nipple/areola complexes. There can even be breast tissue present beneath the accessory nipples that could swell with pregnancy and breast feeding. Thus, other than not liking the appearance, there are several good reasons to have your extra nipples removed surgically by an expert plastic surgeon. The scars will be permanent, and the size of the scar depends on the size of the extra nipples and any areola surrounding them. Local anesthesia is used, and the scars will fade over several months. With good plastic surgical technique and time, these scars are almost certain to be better that having those extra nipples you hate! Best wishes.
Removal of accessory nippples
Don't feel alone. Accessory nipples are very common both in males and females. In fact, very frequently I will point out an accessory nipple in a patient who though it was just a mole. They arise in the "milk line" which runs from the armpit to the groin. I have most commonly seen them just below the breast. There are no home remedies. Insurance generally will pay for their removal which is usually an uncomplicated procedure.
The condition of extra nipples is really common. Most patients think the extra nipples are moles. They can occur anywhere along the "milk line" which extends from the underarm area, down through the normal nipples and then down to the groin. I had a med school class mate that a nearly complete "milk line". He was very proud of his mammal status! Removing this accessory nipples is easy to do and the scar from removal is usually less obvious than the extra nipple. This can be done with local anesthesia with very little "down time".
Insurance does not pay for this nor should they. It is a cosmetic, not a functional problem.
Lisa Lynn Sowder, M.D.
P.S. To see a normal mammalian nipple line, have your doggie roll onto her back. She's got one!
Extra nipples are easy to remove
It is straightforward to remove extra nipples from the skin. This is usually performed under local or regional anesthesia and may easily be done as an outpatient or office procedure. The manner in which the surgical wound is closed depends on the size of the nipple and how much skin had to be removed. In most occasions, the skin is able to be advanced into the wind and closed with a nice thin line.
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