A supernumerary nipple is an additional nipple occurring in mammals , including humans. Often mistaken for moles , supernumerary nipples are diagnosed in humans at a rate of approximately 1 in 18 people. The nipples appear along the two vertical " milk lines ", which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the typical nipples and end at the groin. They are classified into eight levels of completeness from a simple patch of hair to a milk-bearing breast in miniature. Polythelia refers to the presence of an additional nipple alone while polymastia denotes the much rarer presence of additional mammary glands. Although usually presenting on the milk line, pseudomamma can appear as far away as the foot.
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Jasmine Tridevil, 21, says the breast feels just like her other two - except the nipple which has been tattooed on. Jasmine Tridevil, 21, saved up for two years before finding a plastic surgeon willing to carry out the operation. She told a local radio station more than 50 doctors turned her down before a surgeon - who has not been named - agreed to the job.