Nipple Reduction

This page deals with nipple size only and not the areola. The nipple itself consists of ducts that extend from glands. Under a microscope, these glands resemble grapes while the ducts look like stems. Their function in females is to carry milk. Male patients have the same nipple structure as females, however without the lactating function. Male nipples share this structure with female nipples due to the early stages of infancy, before gender is determined.

Nipples have different looks as far as size, length and width. Additionally, they can be flat, inverted or cylindrical in shape. Most males have an areola of about 1 to 1 1/2" in diameter and their nipple is typically small, narrow and short, which contribute to an overall masculine appearance. Males can suffer from deformed and abnormally shaped nipples that may be long, wide or a combination of both. When this deformity occurs in men it is termed "puffy nipples" and it can be easily and safely corrected by nipple reduction surgery when performed by an experienced Gynecomastia Surgeon.

As with all cosmetic surgery, results are most gratifying when expectations are realistic.

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