Cory Stieg , Refinery You need to do what is best for you and your baby, and whatever you decide, you don't have to feel guilty. All rights reserved. Breast-areola-nipple proportion [Abstract]. People are so weird about nipples. But they can also change over time.
Are large areolas normal?
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It is also normal for a person to have areolas that change in size and color over their lifetime. She's the author of The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing Crossing Press, , and a member of the Association of Professional Piercers , a nonprofit educational organization that requires members to meet certain health and safety standards. They can also be as small as dimes or as wide as dinner plates. Surgical areola reduction can decrease sensation in the nipples and may affect a person's ability to breastfeed. Email icon An envelope. Extra nipples called supernumerary nipples typically develop along two "milk lines" that run from your armpit through your normal nipples and down your sides to the groin. Share On vk Share On vk Share.
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During pregnancy, many women's areolas get larger and darker leading up to the baby's birth. This is just one of the extremely common ways in which your body changes after pregnancy, and there's really nothing to be concerned about if you notice your areola are larger. Everyone's breasts are different, and it is perfectly normal for a person to have very large areolas. If he's not opening wide enough, he may not be able to get your nipple and some of the surrounding areola into his mouth. This can be a normal response to getting your breast or nipple squeezed really hard like if you get a mammogram , Port says.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. If you're deeply concerned about your nipple size for purely aesthetic reasons , there is a surgical procedure to resize them. Nipples and areola come in all kinds of sizes.