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What are puffy nipples?

Puffy nipples occur when the nipples or areolas form a puffy nipple mound away from the normal curve of the chest.

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What are puffy nipples?

Puffy nipples occur when the nipples or areolas form a puffy nipple mound away from the normal curve of the chest.

Women and men can have puffy nipples, but it is more commonly a problem among men. It is often found in teenagers going through puberty as this is a key time in breast development.

Puffy nipple is easily fixed with nipple reduction surgery.

What causes puffy nipples?

Puffy nipples are very often caused by genetics and hormonal changes, for example in puberty, pregnancy or even at certain points during the menstrual cycle for women.

External factors, including diet, medications and steroid use, can also influence whether a person has puffy nipples.

In men, excess fat, low testosterone levels or gynecomastia, a type of hormone imbalance, can lead to puffy nipples.

Many symptoms of ‘puffy nipple’ can be reversed by diet and exercise, or stopping the use of certain medications. In many cases, however, the symptoms of ‘puffy nipple’ can only be resolved via puffy nipple reduction surgery.

How do you know if you have puffy nipples?

Puffy nipples are characterised by a puffy nipple mound formed away from the normal curve of the chest. Anyone who is unsure whether they have puffy nipples can seek medical advice.

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What does it mean if you have puffy nipples?

Puffy nipples could be an indication that a person is experiencing hormonal changes or a hormone imbalance. Certain medications and steroid use can also result in puffy nipples. In men, puffy nipples could be the result of having too much chest fat, which can be corrected by exercise, a better diet and liposuction surgery if required.

Puffy nipples are rarely a sign of any serious medical condition.

Can puffy nipples be fixed?

Puffy nipples can be fixed but solutions depend on the cause.

If they are caused by being overweight or obese, then losing weight through exercise and a healthy diet is the best way to achieve this. This method can take time and a person must be consistent in order for the desired effects to be achieved. Push-ups, overhead presses and dips are exercises that specifically target the chest area. Swimming can also help to tone up pectoral muscles and help shed chest fat and reduce the appearance of puffy nipples.

If a hormonal imbalance is a cause, medication may help to fix puffy nipples. However, if the desired results cannot be achieved through diet, exercise or medication, then nipple reduction surgery at the Cadogan Clinic will help to ensure quick and effective results.

Nipple reduction surgery involves the elimination of a strip of skin about the neck of the nipple which is closed and sutured reducing the height of the nipple by pushing a portion of the nipple back into the breast tissue.

When carrying out nipple reduction surgery, our expert surgeons are able to preserve sensation and aim to restore a more balanced, pleasing chest appearance.

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How do men get rid of puffy nipples?

It is possible for men to get rid of puffy nipples via straightforward nipple reduction surgery or gynecomastia surgery.

Is nipple reduction surgery straightforward?

This is a very straightforward procedure and is often performed under local anaesthetic. The operation can be carried out on its own or as part of a more complex breast surgery procedure.

Whatever your requirements, the Cadogan Clinic can provide the leading breast experts and techniques for your treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in order to achieve your desired aesthetic and a better-proportioned nipple.


Treatments mentioned in this article

Male Breast Reduction, or Gynaecomastia Correction, is an extremely common procedure for men who wish to remove any excess, stubborn, unwanted chest fat. This straightforward procedure involves the use of liposuction to remove excess fat, tissue and loose skin to restore the appearance of a smooth, flat chest.

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Nipple Reduction surgery - carried out on its own or combined with other procedures - reduces the height and width of the nipple, preserving sensation.

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