hello Doctor please i need help, I'm 20 years old and i have puffy nipples since i was 17, and it is really annoying me, and i really need to get rid of it without a surgery my chest looks fine it's just the nipples area is puffy, i'm wearing double shirt now to hide it, but i can't keep doing this, the weather is really hot and i need to go the beach sometimes. is there any medicine that i can take or anything that i can do without a surgery, because i'm not ready to do a surgery now. Please i need help
How to Get Rid of Puffy Nipples?
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Puffy Nipples / Pure Glandular gynecomastia male breast reduction
How to Get Rid of Puffy Nipples?
Gynecomastia is the usual cause for puffy nipples. Many men get this during adolescence, and it can go away on its own. If it does not, surgery is usually the only answer. This can occasionally be performed without general anesthesia to reduce the costs, but usually removal of the tissue under the nipple is combined with liposuction under general anesthesia.
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Glandular gynecomastia and enlarged nipples
This is a fairly common problem in young men after going through puberty. The best treatment is resection of the tissue with reduction of the areola size. This involves an incision and scar around the areola but this usually heals very well since that is a natural border between the skin and darker tissue.
The treatment of puffy nipples is the removal of the tissue under the areolas. There is no non surgical treatment that works. Diet, exercise, and weight changes will not improve the problem. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia if it is small enough.
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- "Puffy Nipple Areola Complex" is among the most common forms ofgynecomastia. 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 a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in male breast surgery is consulted. The surgeon should determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for male breast reduction by liposuction or glandular excision. It is 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.
Puffy nipples typical require male breast reduction
Most men will say that when their nipples are contracted the appearance of their chest is acceptable.
Male breast reduction surgery treats puffy nipple, gynecomastia, but removing the firm tissue below the nipple.
The surgery is typically very successful. The incision must be closed very carefully.
Most patients can take 3-5 days off from work.
Puffy nipples: nonsurgical vs surgical treatment
Most cases of gynecomastia are idiopathic (a fancy medical term for "we have no idea why you have that condition"). Occasionally gynecomastia may be related to hormone imbalances (excessive estrogen, reduced testosterone) or use of certain drugs (anabolic steroids, marijuana). If there is an identifiable medical cause, then non-surgical treatment may result in some improvement. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen very often.
Puffy nipples (actually excess tissue beneath the nipple areolae) are more commonly treated by male breast reduction surgery. This requires a small incision along the lower 30% of the areolar border (border between pigmented and non-pigmented skin), typically resulting in a fine line and well-camouflaged scar. Through this incision, excess breast tissue is removed, resulting in a flatter nipple areola. Nipple-areolar diameter is frequently reduced, as the skin contracts after surgery.
Following surgery, you will be on pain medication for about 5 to 7 days. You cannot work out for 4 weeks. You will need to wear a compressive vest for 4 weeks (24/7) and then on a tapering basis for another 4 weeks.
Treatment of Puffy Nipples
Thank you for your post. The cause of puffy nipples is excess gland tissue underneath the nipple and areola. This is typically not excess fat and so no amount of exercise or supplements can reduce it. Surgery is the only predictable and effective treatment for puffy nipples. However, you must be ready to undergo surgery, physically, financially, and psychologically. Once you are ready, I recommennd you be evaluated by a plastic surgeon experienced in gynecomastia surgery.
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