Can my Puffy Nipples Be Reduced?

i am 17 years of old.. i was a sports man.. i was very fit.. i was just 64 kg.. due to some educational problem, i couldnt play for 6 months.. after that my weight turned to be 80kg... i grew puffy nipples.. now i m doing aerobic for a month so that my weight came down to 76kg. my stomach became almost flat too.. but my nipples are very puffy still.. can i reduce it.. it is very shameful for me to take off my shirts infornt of anybody. so please help me

Doctor Answers 8

Treatment options for puffy nipples and gynecomastia

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A photograph of your condition would be beneficial.  Many times puffy nipples in males is associated with gynecomastia. When the gynecomastia is corrected the nipples generally shrink down as well.  You should be evaluated by a plastic surgeon for this condition and to review treatment options.  

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Healthy lifestyle may correct issue without surgery

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At 17, it's very common to have some excess breast growth and nipple puffiness. I suggest you continue exercising and toning. Your issue may resolve itself on its own by the time you reach 19 years old or so.

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Puffy Nipple Correction

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Puffy nipples can be reduced by removing extra breast tissue directly below the areola and nipple. It is oftne done under local anesthesia as an office procedure.

Try diet and exercise first

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Teenagers who have puffy nipples typically grow out of it in two or three years if you follow a healthy exercise and diet plan. Try this first before considering surgery. Best of luck!

Puffy nipples

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Some guys have puffy nipples. They are not always related to gynecomastia. If you didn't have them before your gained the weight, I would suggest first trying to lose the weight. if that doesn't work you could certainly go for a consultation. Usually puffy nipples can be treated easily. Good luck.

Can my Puffy Nipples Be Reduced?

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             The areolae can be reduced in size through a variety of techniques.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of body contouring procedures and male breast reductions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Puffy Nipples?

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Your puffy nipples are most likely due to fat under the nipples and possibly gland.  The best correction is simple fat reduction via liposuction and if necessary some gland reduction.  I bet liposuction alone would work but of course the surgeon examining you will determine that.  Choose a FACS - ABPS surgeon with experience and real surgical training in male breast reduction.  Once the fat is gone the puffy nipples go also.  My Best,  Dr C

Puffy nipples are a type of gynecomastia.

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Usually it takes minimal scar surgery to correct this, but it is generally safe and effective.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

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