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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Correcting Puffy Nipple Areola Complex

About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades.
So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement.
"Puffy Nipple Areola Complex" is among the most common forms of gynecomastia. This gland and/or adipose tissue accumulation can be located under the areola or can be slightly extended outside the areola, causing the areola to appear dome shaped.This form of #Gynecomastia can be found in all age groups but is more common in young adults.
As each case is different, it is vital that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in male breast surgery. A board-certified plastic surgeon should determine if you are a suitable candidate for male breast reduction by liposuction or glandular excision. It is also crucial to have a plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the gynecomastia condition can determine if there is firm breast tissue beneath the areola that is causing the nipples to project (which is often the case), and if so, how much of this glandular tissue can be removed to create a flat appearance.
#PuffyNipple surgery generally takes only an hour or two, and the recovery time is short; sometimes less than a week. There is minimal scarring and the success rate is excellent. Therefore, patients who suffer from "Puffy Nipples", and who view it as an unaesthetic and unpleasant condition, may desire surgical intervention to correct the "puffy nipple" condition. Men who suffer from large #areolas may notice that after breast surgery, the skin of the chest muscles will tighten, causing the areolas to tighten and diminish in size. This is a result of the removal of glandular and/or adipose tissue.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Puffy nipples what cause it, is it estrogen?

Surgical removal is a reasonable option that produces results.

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

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

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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Gynecomastia

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

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Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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