American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

I want to have my nipples removed are doctors okay with it???

23 male i have extremely sensitive nipples and they are quite pointy they have bothered me my whole life because they rub against the shirts and jackets i wear to cover them i want to get them removed so i dont have to feel them on my chest anymore :) honestly its the sensitivity and the way they poke out through the clothes i wear.

Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery
Type: Question

Replies 5

Troy Pittman
ASPS Surgeon
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Having your nipples completely removed is an extreme solution to an issue that may be solved more easily. Have you considered a nipple reduction or Botox to keep them from getting hard?

Elliot Jacobs
ASPS Surgeon

Enlarged (hypertrophic nipples) on a male can cause irritation, hypersensitivity and embarassment. Simple nipple reduction surgery, performed under local anesthesia, could reduce the height of the protuberant nipple and make it more functionally and cosmetically acceptable. Check out some before and after photos of nipple reduction on my website:

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York City

Hossein Abdali
ASPS Int. Surgeon


It is possible as a nipple reduction surgery but you should sent photo of nipple for better consultation .

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your nipple related sensitivity. For most males with similar issues they have developed a condition of glandular excess termed gynecomastia. This can be treated to help improve upon their discomfort. Seek out an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to discuss your best treatment options

Dennis Hurwitz
ASPS Surgeon
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Yes, nipple excision surgery is a procedure performed by plastic surgeons. It is a safe procedure with low risk of complications. Your next step is to find a surgeon who is experienced in performing the procedure to ensure higher likelihood of satisfactory result and less risk of complications.


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