Is making nipples smaller a possibility for men?

I have an unbelievably embarrassing chest. How can a man develop such awful nipples? I'm not even overweight and my breasts looks like I eat only at McDonald's. I didn't even have the courage to add some photos under anonymity but I'm hoping I'll get some answers anyway. I'm terribly eager to address this issue as soon as possible. It has dragged my confidence down for too long.


M, 32, Virginia

You may have what is called gynecomastia. This is a relatively common condition in men, and depending on how large your breasts are, the breast tissue can be liposuctioned or directly removed. If your areolas are large, then these can be reduced too - sometimes in the same surgery, sometimes at a later date. There are many different options - I'm sorry this has been dragging down your confidence. The good news, however, is that a surgical procedure can likely greatly improve your chest contour.

Thank you for sharing your question.  Yes, this surgery is possible, and is performed quite regularly.  Many men suffer from Gynecomastia.  Without seeing your photographs, I can assume that you either have Gynecomastia, or large nipple/areolas.  Either issue can be addressed by reducing the Gynecomastia, or reducing the size of your nipple/areolas.  Your best bet would be to have a few consultations with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in your area.  I hope this information was helpful to you.  

Best Wishes, Dr. B.

The simple answer is YES - your problem can be corrected.  So see some experts and be evaluated in person

Dr Corbin

Easy fix. Visit your local board certified plastic surgeon for evaluation of gynecomastia. Depending on the severity, an operation can be performed as an outpatient, and you will feel and look a whole lot better.