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5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22101

9001 Digges Rd, Suit 201 Manassas, VA 20110
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Puffy Nipples

What Are Puffy Nipples?

Puffy nipples is a subset of my male gynecomastia patients that are generally thin and complain of gynecomastia manifesting itself as visible protrusion typically located right under the nipple. It is not a different entity than gynecomastia but rather different manifestation.

What Causes Puffy Nipples?

The nipples and areola actually contain a subset of muscles that contract when cold or stimulated. When that muscle and skin are in the relaxed phase the heavy ball of tissue underneath the nipples ways the nipple down and causes an unnatural looking and expansion.

Do I Have Puffy Nipples?

An easy way to tell if your case is that of puffy nipples is to put an ice cube or pinched the nipple and see if that area contracts and improve the appearance of your chest.

Below the picture of puffy nipples before stimulation and after pinching the nipple showing how much flattered the contraction of the muscle can cause the appearance

Treatment For Puffy Nipples:

Generally the treatment is to remove the gynecomastia tissue that weighs down on the nipple this also disturbs the muscle fibers and contract the nipple areola. The treatment is very similar to a typical gynecomastia surgery although the patients that fall under puffy nipples generally tend to be on the thinner side. The tissue also tends to be predominantly gland issue with their little fat.

Puffy Nipples

Puffy Nipples Gynecomastia surgery by Dr. Khalifeh at DC Cosmetics, Washington DC

View more  Before and After pictures of successful Puffy Nipples surgeries by Dr. Khalifeh at DC Cosmetics .

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Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Manassas (With Katie Williar, P.A)
9001 Digges Rd, Suit #201
Manassas, VA 20110
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(301) 244-0148

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