In what ways can I get rid of my Puffy Nipples?
I am a 23yr old male and have puffy nipples. My chest is fine but not my nipples. I do not think I have gynecomastia but maybe I do. What would you recommend? I have no confidence with ladies or at the beach. I am up for any solution as long as it is reliable and produces good results.
What you are describing sounds like gynecomastia to me. It generally occurs in adolescent males, but older men are regularly affected as well. Gynecomastia can develop when there are excessive amounts of glandular breast tissue and/or when testosterone and estrogen levels are unbalanced.
Gynecomastia is commonly referred to as “man boobs” and carries with it a negative connotation that can make men feel self-conscious, wanting to hide the condition instead of investigating it further and seeking solutions. The condition is most commonly rectified through surgery.
I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to answer all of your questions, outline your options and provide you with enough pertinent information to leave you confident about whichever course of action you choose.
Without seeing photos or examining you it is impossible for me to make a definitive diagnosis, but what you describe as puffy nipples sounds like gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is sometimes the result of excess chest fat and/or breast tissue. All men have fat and breast tissue above the chest muscle, however, in some cases, the tissue is distributed unevenly, giving the appearance of female breasts. Men who develop this condition tend to become more shy and suffer low self-esteem. They feel uncomfortable and certainly don’t want to draw attention to it.
Your first step should be to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to offer you guidance and recommend what they determine to be the best options in your case. Many men pursue gynecomastia surgery to correct the problem. A qualified plastic surgeon should be able to perform this procedure with minimal scarring and maximal healing, allowing you to return to your regular activities in a timely fashion.
Dr. Neil Zemmel has 3 Gynecomastia reduction before & afters:
Puffy nipples are caused by excess glandular tissue situated under the areola. Sometimes there is additional tissue across the chest which may not be as noticeable. The only treatment for puffy nipples is surgery. This is not easy surgery -- precise removal of the excess tissue is needed to flatten the areolas -- but too much removal can result in a crater deformity. Best to seek the expertise of a gynecomastia expert in your area.
You can read more about this on my website, which is specifically devoted to gynecomastia: www.gynecomastianewyork.com
You can see some before and after photos of puffy nipple surgery at: https://www.gynecomastianewyork.com/ba-puffy-nipples.asp
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
Dr. Elliot Jacobs has 3 Gynecomastia reduction before & afters: