Puffy nipples can happen to men who suffer from gynecomastia, and even to those who don’t think they have it. With this condition, the nipples protrude and look as though they are always swollen and soft. Even when it’s cold, whereas most men’s nipples would contract, puffy nipples remain soft.
Even though gynecomastia may not be the first thing that comes to mind, this is the most likely diagnosis. The medical term is called “Puffy Nipple Areola Complex,” and it’s one of most common forms that this male breast condition takes.
It occurs because glandular and/or adipose tissue accumulates both underneath and around the areola. This is what makes the areola look dome-shaped.
Young adults are most susceptible to this condition, but it can occur in all age groups. Causes are similar in most all cases: hormones, excess weight, and some drugs (prescription as well as illicit).
Corrective Male Breast Procedures
The first step to correcting the puffiness is to consult with one of our experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeons if you live in Manhattan or Long Island, New York. One of our surgeons will determine if you should seek an overall breast reduction (which includes laser liposuction to remove fat) or if you also require glandular excision.
The only way to know for sure is to have a thorough examination to find out what exactly is causing this issue. The physician needs to feel how firm the breast tissue is underneath the nipples. If it is firm, then the glandular tissue most likely needs to be removed. This procedure will give your chest a flat contour once again.
Male breast reduction surgery doesn’t take long. Recovery time is just under a week. It’s perfect for those who want to take care of the condition using a week’s worth of leave from work.
Many times, men with gynecomastia and large areolas wonder if breast reduction is all they need. Usually, the answer is yes. Removing the glandular and/or adipose tissue will make the chest tighter, causing the puffiness to be gone.
In extreme cases where the breast hangs down, traditional lift incisions (horizontal and vertical cuts in the breast skin) may be needed as well as a surgical reduction in the size of the areolas.
Male Breast Reduction for Puffy Nipples in NYC and Commack
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York has a team of highly-qualified and experienced surgeons who specialize in this procedure. With a discreet, private, and thorough consultation you can get all of your questions answered and give yourself the gift of renewed confidence in any situation.
Call us today for an appointment at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831. Our team is available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays.
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