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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You should see a surgeon that has experience with gynecomastia surgery .His website may give you indication about his experience and his results. The most experienced surgeons will typically charge more.
Puffy Nipples Gynecomastia
Large and puffy nipples
There is a difference between large prominent nipples and "puffy" nipples. Prominent nipples are when the actual nipple, and only the nipple, are larger and protrude outward. Most guys do not complain about this. Puffy nipples on the other hand is when there is fullness beneath the entire nipple-areola area. This causes the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) to appear puffed out. A lot of guys don't like this. It often is from a mild case of gynecomastia but can also be just the tip of the iceberg.
Cost can vary depending how severe the problem is but in general ranges from about $4000 - 5000 total. I think that a Plastic surgeon who does this regularly is the best type of surgeon to go to since various types of liposuction to the breast and chest are combined to give the smoothest result. Recovery also varies depending how severe the problem and can range from a couple days to a week off work. No exercise for two weeks. Final results are seen usually by three months.
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There are multiple options to correct this problem. I would recommend consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to correct this. Cost will range from 4500-9000 depending on the length of surgery necessary. Correction can involve liposuction, direct excision of dense breast tissue, or excision of redundant skin.
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Making Nipples Smaller For Men
The condition that you are describing is a classic typcial gynecomastia. It usually presents as a young adolescent male, possibly a little over weight. As you mature in to your late teens early 20's and the weight comes down the breasts stay the same. There is no non-surgical method to correct this problem. Liposuction is occasionally helpful but if there is any breast tissue under the areola a subcutaneous mastecomy is required. A full examination is needed to give you more information as to which treatment will be effective. It does no good to try to liposuction breast tissue as it will not aspirate.
Nipple reduction for men.
Many men may request 'smaller nipples' and may be referring to one of several things. Some actually may complain of fullness or male breast enlargement (gynecomastia). Some complain of an enlarged diameter of their areola. Some may actually complain of a prominent or large protruding nipple. All three of these conditions can be treated with different surgical techniques. I would recommend you see a board-certified plastic surgeon who is an ASAPS member to determine what procedure may be best for you.
Puffy nipples, male breast reduction
puffy nipples are almost always a consequence of stimulated breast tissue under the nipple and areola area. Very often, removing breast tissue under the nipple area will take care of the problem, without removing any skin
Thank you for the question.
Identifying exactly what bothers you is very important in determining appropriate treatment. This is best done with direct physical examination by a well- experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. If the areola size is too large then reduction of the areola may be indicated.On the other hand, if gynecomastia is the diagnosis then treatment invovles direct partial excision of the glandular breast tissue.
Gynecomastia comes from the Greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. It refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. The diagnosis can be made by physical examination where relatively firm tissue (breast gland tissue) can be differentiated from relatively soft tissue (adipose tissue).
Breast prominence due to excessive adipose tissue is called pseudo-gynecomastia or lipomastia. The differentiation of true gynecomastia from adipose tissue is important because the surgical treatment may differ. Usually physical examination by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon is sufficient to make the diagnosis and to determine the best course of treatment.
I have found that gynecomastia is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice.
I would strongly suggest that you make sure you are working with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. You will find that this recommendation will be more important than any specific “miracle technology” that you will undoubtedly hear about.
I hope this helps
Enlarged nipples and/or areolas may sometimes be the only signs of gynecomastia
Gynecomastia can present in many ways. Most commonly it is the actual size of the breast mound. But at times the nipple and areolas may also be enlarged, sometimes without any breast enalrgement. If the nipples only are enlarged they can be reduced bya fairly simple procedure under local anesthesia with immediate return to work. There is almost no scarring. If the areolas are enlarged they can be quite feminizing. Thje treatment involves an incsion around the areola wherby a part of the areola is removed. The scar usually heals very well. There is usually very minimal scarring. The results can be quite dramatic.
Large and/or puffy nipples and areola in a male: Male breast reduction
In my experience, when males describe their condiiton as large or puffy nipples, they require a full gynecomastia repair. Isolated prominent nipples can be treated with reduction bu this is not what you have. The puffiness comes from excess glandular tissue beneath the skin which needs to be removed.
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