*There’s no one kind of “normal” nipple or areola and there are many healthy variables, in fact research shows that there are 8 different types of nipple: normal, puffy, short, long, flat and 3 types of inverted. If you’re concerned whether yours are normal, a doctor can help reassure you.
* It’s common to have bumps on the areola surrounding the nipple. These bumps are called Montgomery glands and can sometimes look like whiteheads. Sometimes, you might be able to squeeze dead skin cells out of them, but don’t play with them. Every woman has the glands, but some are bumpier than others.
* Dark hairs growing out of the areola area are normal. They might be fine or coarse. It’s safe to pluck them out with  tweezers.
*Inverted nipples are very common and often hereditary. You can buy nipple shields which puts pressure on the tissue around the nipple and encourages the nipple to protrude through the central hole.
*Remember there are side effects associated with any nipple cosmetic surgery procedures. Any incisions means there’s a small risk of infection. The surgery can also cause the nipples to lose physical sensitivity if nerve endings are removed or damaged so if you are thinking of having a procedure do see an experienced surgeon.
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