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joestl
3 years ago
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Male nipple problems

Can anything be done to reduce my nipples from sticking out so far

Procedure: Male Breast Reduction
Location: sanborn, IA

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Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon
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If it is just the nipple and not the areola that is sticking forward, the nipples can be reduced but trimming them. This is an office procedure that is done with just a local anesthetic in less than a few minutes.

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Wendell Perry
ASPS Surgeon

You can shorten the nipples. Just take a ring of tissue off at the base and then sew the top down to shorten the projection. It was a skyscraper you just take off the bottom 10 floors to lower the skyscraper

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Paul LoVerme

If only the nipple protrudes, there are a few techniques to reduce the nipple. All are fairly simple & can be done under local anesthesia in the office. If it’s more of a “puffy nipple” or protrusion of the areola it’s probably due to excessive breast tissue under the areola. Surgery is still minor, but you might want oral or intravenous sedation.

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Benjamin Van Raalte
ASPS Surgeon
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The most common is there is a breast bud, or mild gynecomastia, male breast enlargement pushing behind the areola. This can be treated in mild cases under local, or mild sedation, in the office by removing this tissue by an incision in the areola or colored portion. In more severe cases gynecomastia surgery is done. If just the size of the nipple itself, that is rarer in men, but can be treated by excising a portion of the nipple by several different methods depending on the type. This also, can be done under local, reducing the cost.

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Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello joestl. Yes of course your nipples can get a reduction. There are many techniques form which the best one to approach and correct your condition.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. A male’s nipples can be reduced wit a small, in-office procedure. Hope this helps.

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Robert Buchanan
ASPS Surgeon
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Nipple reduction is a simple office procedure done under local anesthesia. If the areolae are too large, they can be reduced also.

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Mauro Tarallo
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Sure, it's a simple procedure that can be done under local anesthesia as outpatient.

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