When I went through puberty (23 now), I seemed to have suffered some gyno (I believe thats the correct term). My nipples are puffier and larger than most men. I work out daily and have a good build, but the larger nipples lowers my self esteem. Is there a surgery to fix this? If so what is the average cost? What type of doctor would I go see? And what is the average recovery time? Thanks, Dan
Making Nipples Smaller For Men
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Puffy Nipples Gynecomastia
Large Male Nipples made smaller
Making Nipples Smaller For Men
John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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In severe cases of gynecomastia or in significantly overweight patients, the areolar skin may have been stretched so much that the elasticity is shot, similar to the waistband of old undershorts.This loss of elasticity in the areolar skin prevents the skin from shrinking to a normal size, even when the fullness of the breast is successfully reduced.In this case, a periareolar surgical reduction of the areolar skin will be required to make the “nipples” smaller.
The average cost for male breast reduction according to a recent survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons was approx. $3500.Additional anesthesia and facility fees are often required.
A physician certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the best choice.
The exact length of recovery time would depend on the specific procedure required. In most cases, 3-5 days should be enough to return to work. A compression vest is usualy worn for 1 month. Final results can take up to 6 months.
I hope that answers all of your questions. Good luck!
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The surgery itself is short (only one or two hours) and often requires less than a week for recovery. Large areolae often become smaller after glandular and/or adipose tissue has been removed during the procedure as well. This side effect is the result of the skin covering the chest muscles tightening through the treatment process.
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First, a correctable medical cause for Gynecomastia should be sought. Once this has been done, most healthy men who are bothered by the appearance of their chest are reasonable candidates to be evaluated for surgery. Patients should be mature enough to understand the procedure, its limitations, and the resultant scaring (if any).
If you are an adolescent male who suffers from enlarged chest tissue, often the best advice is to wait until the end of puberty to allow hormonal changes to settle out. Gynecomastia will often disappear in adolescents and patients can avoid a scar from surgery. However, there are rare cases that warrant surgical correction earlier. We have some select photos of men who have had Gynecomastia Surgery with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons available to view in our Before & After Gallery.
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