Apologies to our more conservative readers. It’s fine to skip this if it bothers you. Also, we won’t make a habit of topics like this, so no need to unsubscribe if that is your concern. For those still reading … True Strange News has covered many interesting topics in the area of biology over the years and this being a previously popular topic we are are bringing it back from 2011, updated for the end of 2019. The question is…
Are there any women with three breasts?
We are told that there is an adult video of actress “Taylor Chanel” who has three breasts. She claims, in the video to have been born with the three. Here is a cropped safe for work still image:
The makeup job and prosthesis are very good, excellent blending to match her own skin, but she never had three before that video. People on the net have pointed out that she made other videos and in those she has only two. Here is a safe for work photo of Taylor.
So, myth busted … pardon the pun.
Who can dig up the real name of the model in the following photo? We suspect this is just a Photoshop fake rather than a model with a false boob.
The above is for a beer advertisement, also a fake. Here is another Photoshop job based on certain signs in the image. It was first found according to TinEye.com on Jun 11, 2013:
A bit of digging showed the original first appeared about five months earlier on Jan 26, 2013:
So, are there no three breasted women, then?
In reality, there can be.
There is a real condition that can cause one or more extra breasts to grow. This is from Wikipedia:
Accessory breasts, also known as polymastia, supernumerary breasts, or mammae erraticae, is the condition of having an additional breast. Extra breasts may appear with or without nipples or areolae. … In some cases, the accessory breast may not be visible at the surface. In these cases, it may be possible to distinguish their appearance from normal breast tissue with MRI. In other cases, accessory breasts have been known to lactate, as illustrated in a woodcut showing a child nursing at ectopic breast tissue on the lateral thigh …Polymastia results from the eruption of extra breasts usually along the milk line that extends from axillae to groin. While the location of this tissue is established during embryonic development, it may not become apparent or troublesome until puberty or lactation. In extremely rare cases, extra breasts may appear ectopically on the neck, face, upper arm, shoulder, back, buttock, hip, vulva, perineum, thigh, or even foot.
In structural anomalies or anatomic variants of the breast, the presence of a supernumerary nipple is more common than the presence of supernumerary breast tissue with or without an associated nipple-areolar. Accessory mammary tissue is more common in women 2 to 6 percent than in men 1 percent.1 Incidence also varies among ethnic groups; accessory mammary tissue is more common in Asian women than in black or white women
There you have it. Yes. The answer is yes, it is possible to have an extra breast and/or nipple grow in many places but there is no medically confirmed case yet in 2019 where an extra breast was found growing in the center between two otherwise healthy ones.
It is possible, of course to have breast implants and there are prosthetic breasts for women who have lost one or both breasts to cancer, so it should not be a surprise that someone with two normal breasts eventually found a plastic surgeon willing to give her an artificial third. A woman named Jasmine Tridevil who works as an entertainer (but does not do nudes) claims to have had this done.
Jasmine revealed that she hasn’t spoken to her mother since having the surgery, and claimed ‘The world hates me I get nothing but negative comments,’ She went on: ‘They think I’m an attention whore and it’s true – I do love attention and I’m not ashamed of it because every entertainer is an attention whore whether they like to admit it or not.’ … She denies that she had the extra breast put on to get fame and fortune. Jasmine added: ‘I got it because I wanted to make myself unattractive to men. Because I don’t want to date anymore.’
Or was it a big Internet hoax?
Her real name is Alisha James Hessler, and she made headlines for purportedly dropping so much money to have a third boob wedged between the usual two via plastic surgery:
The massage therapist from Tampa, Florida, claims to have spent close to $20,000 to have an additional breast implanted between her other two in an effort to make herself less attractive to men. In an interview with Orlando radio station Real Radio 104.1, Tridevil notes that she reached out to over 50 doctors before one agreed to perform the surgery.
“[I] believe 100% that this is a hoax that everyone is falling for,” Dr. Matthew Schulman M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who has performed thousands of breast augmentation and reconstruction surgeries, told the Daily Dot in an e-mail. “I would be happy to go on record claiming that this is a falsified story and essentially not possible.”
There are two elements of Tridevil’s story that make Dr. Schulman skeptical. The first is the photographic “evidence” of Tridevil’s third breast itself, which, as the urban legend debunking website Snopes.com points out, is largely based on photos and videos she’s taken herself and posted on her own Facebook page, all of which are in dim lighting and could be easily manipulated. …
the potential ethical implications of performing this surgery could possibly get a real plastic surgeon in hot water with one of the two prominent plastic surgery societies, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS),” he told the Daily Dot. Such sanctions could lead to a permanent loss of the surgeon’s medical license. … The website for her massage parlor, Alisha’s Golden Touch, now describes her as a “provider of internet hoaxes since 2014” and a “specialist in massage for three breasted women.”
Heavy.com also thinks it’s a hoax based on various evidence, but they present no conclusive proof. No one has definitely confirmed her story that her third boob is an implant rather than a prosthesis, but no one has proven that it is not an implant, either. Might be true.