Puffy nipples what cause it, is it estrogen? (photo)

hi im 21 years old male ,my weight is 180 pound , im 5,6ft tall and i have puffy nipples but when ever i get cold they shrink and go back to normal , i just wanna know how to git rid of them because they are embarrassing so is there any way beside surgery and is it related to masturbation or some type of food or is it gonna go away by time ?

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Puffy nipples what cause it, is it estrogen?

Surgical removal is a reasonable option that produces results.

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Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Puffy Nipples

Hello and thank you for your question.

Unfortunately there is no way to improve the appearance of your breasts without surgery. There are many possible reasons for male gynecomastia. Masturbation is not one. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.

Best of luck to you

David Cangello, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Open Gynecomastia Reduction for Puffy Nipples

Your puffy nipples are due to breast gland tissue development. Why this happens to certain men is largely unknown in most cases. This type of areolar gynecomastia can be reduced by an open gynecomastia reduction approach to remove the firm gland tissue and flatten out the nipples.

Puffy Nipples

Puffy Nipples is gynecomastia,which means an enlarged gland.The only way to treat it is to remove the gland.Typically it it is more noticeable when it is worm,and shrink when it is cold. It is not related to masturbation or food .If you have it for more then 1-3 years it becomes permanent.

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Based on the picture posted, you may have a mild gynecomastia which is pushing the nipple forward. the size of the nipple in the picture seems normal. Surgery can correct the situation

Samir Shureih MD FACS


Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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