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Episode 2 - Leicester

Double Nipple

Ria comes to the truck with a problem with her nipple. It appears that her left hand nipple became split at birth, and has developed into a second nipple. Fortunately it doesn’t leave Ria at any higher risk of any other health problems, but she decides to see a surgeon to discuss what options there are regarding removal. As Ria’s milk ducts are split between the two nipples, the surgeon removes the skin between the two nipples, and joins them together to form one single nipple.

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Spire Cosmetic Surgery Leicester
Mr Graham Offer

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I have double nipples who can i see about surgery and is it dear ? It has affected me since i was little im always awear of it when i go on holiday !!!





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Does this affect breast feeding?





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I am male, and have two nipples on my right breast/whatever you call it. I think they split at some point during m childhood, but 1. Is it dangerous/do I need to get it removed? 2. is there surgery that allows me to do so?





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i have two nipples on both breasts n am a man does it have any health effects?





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i know how you feel i have a double nipple on my left.

i know how you feel i have a double nipple on my left.

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How much is it to get this surgery? How long is the recovery time?





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Can I have nipple surgery under NHS if I have 3 nipples on my my right breat shaped as an L?





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I have the same, I don't know what to do about in I'm 17 and I have never gotten my breasts out infront of anyone because of this! I want to get rid of it but it's too expensive mine shaped like a "L" it looks like 3 nipples joined together. I've come to the age where I know ivwant surgery on it to get it fixed and it's so nice someone else has something so simmalr to me! The personal issue has cause me years of stress!!!





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Thanks, this is the first person that I have seen with this problem aside from my self. I have spent all my life with low self esteem. My mum took me to the Dr. and he peered at it and said oh thats nothing to worry about you will develop normally. As I was about 9 I took his confidence as meaning that the nipple would grow like everyone else. When it didnt, I couldnt approach my mum about it or the dr. (we didnt talk about bodies etc at home- thankfully my mum has changed her thinking and talks a bit more openly now) Strangely my son has the same thing. But he does not let it bother him. Its held me back in making new relationships. If I could have had that sorted years ago, I feel I would have had more confidence with myself and my relationships. And think that it held me back. Just a little thing like that!





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