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The Aesthetically Ideal Position of the Nipple–Areola Complex on the Breast
Breast Anatomy | Cleveland Clinic
Each breast has 15 to 20 sections, or lobes, that surround the nipple in a radial manner, like spokes on a wheel. Inside these lobes are smaller sections, called lobules. At the end of each lobule are tiny "bulbs" that produce milk. These structures are linked together by small tubes called ducts, which carry milk to the nipples.
What does the inside of the breast look like? This illustration shows the makeup of breast anatomy both inside and outside. This information will help you visualize what parts of the breast your doctor is referring to.
Several studies have attempted to identify an objective description of the aesthetically ideal breast, but they have all suffered in their reliability because of having several intrinsic limitations. It is therefore essential to design a template of ideal breast features in order to predict and evaluate aesthetic outcomes in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the aesthetically preferred position of the nipple—areola complex on the breast.