Accessory nipple

Most breast lesions in children and adolescents are self-limiting, however it is important to consider the impact that abnormal breast development can have on a young person’s self-esteem and confidence. 

Accessory or supernumerary nipples occur in 2% of the population and mostly occur along the mammary ridge. Treatment is usually not required, but can be surgically removed for cosmetic reasons.

See Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Catherine Boorer’s DFTB post on breast anomalies.


Catherine Boorer. Breast anomalies, Don’t Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: