It is not uncommon for people to have accessory (extra nipples). They can occur on one side or both. I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to have these remove. As far as insurance, I would check both with the insurance carrier as well as with your surgeon as this may be covered.
Thanks for all of your questions about extra nipples. I think a lot of women will benefit from this question and answer section, because having extra nipples is much more common than you think!
1. There are no home remedies to remove extra nipples.
2. Wart remover does not work
3. Often insurance will cover the removal of extra nipples, especially if there is any breast tissue under them
4. Removal of the extra nipples is a quick and easy office procedure under numbing shots, you would be back to life in <24hrs. If there is breast tissue to remove as well, recovery could be longer.
Best of luck!
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.
Supernumerary nipple removal
Your condition is more common than most patients believe. The extra nipples can be removed. Some patients also have ectopic breast tissue with the appearance of two mini breasts in the axillary area. Most insurance companies cover the procedure which, depending upon the condition, can either be performed in the office surgical suite or on an ambulatory basis.
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.
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 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.