What does dimpling in breast look like? Also known as peau d’orange, dimpling of the breast causes the skin to look like the pitting and uneven skin of an orange. Sometimes, the skin can also be red and inflamed. The following changes may also occur: Skin changes: The area around the breast, nipple, or areola may appear red, scaly, or swollen.
Is breast dimpling normal? “On Facebook, there is always the downside that you might have a whole lot of people getting worried and trotting off to their doctor but it is something that raises awareness.” Fraser explained dimpling is not as common as a lump, but can definitely be associated with breast cancer.
Are all breast dimples cancerous? This can vary depending on the person. If you see dimpled skin on both breasts, it’s unlikely that the cause is cancer. In general, if you notice this change in texture on one side or changes to the color, you should see your doctor.
Can benign tumors cause dimpling? What does it mean if someone has breast dimpling vs. a lump? (Is it indicative of a particular form of breast cancer? If so, which one?) Both dimpling and lumps can be signs of breast cancer, although there are benign, non-cancerous issues, that can present with skin changes or a lump.