Enlargement of the breasts can understandably be extremely embarrassing for men. While gynecomastia is a common issue, it doesn’t make it any less difficult to deal with. This is especially true when you’re dealing with puffy nipples.
There is a level of misunderstanding between whether puffy nipples are a sign of gynaecomastia, or whether they are a standalone issue. Different surgeons can often diagnose different things. So, it helps to have a good understanding of the difference between the two. Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know about the difference between puffy nipple and gyno.
Puffy nipples or gyno: what are puffy nipples?
Puffy nipples have a prominent cone shape, often causing the areola to appear puffed out. In warmer temperatures, they can actually become more pronounced, making them a particularly embarrassing problem in summer.
They are typically caused by excess breast tissue which is located right under the areola and nipple area. This tissue pushes the nipples forward, giving them the puffy appearance. You will be able to see the nipples poking out of tight-fitting t-shirts and tops and no amount of diet or exercise will usually shift them.
Puffy nipples: are they a sign of gynaecomastia?
The majority of the time, puffy nipples are a sign of gynaecomastia. However, there are instances where it could simply be down to the natural shape of the nipples. So, a consultation will be required to determine the best course of treatment.
Gynecomastia is caused by excess breast tissue. However, it is usually located within the entire breast, rather than isolated to the nipple area. The trouble is, when only the nipple is puffy, the techniques used to treat true gynecomastia such as liposuction, cannot be used. So, the only way to eliminate it would be to remove the actual tissue.
Whether you have puffy nipples, or your entire breast area has become enlarged, surgery can be an effective way to treat the problem. It is recommended you book a consultation to diagnose the issue and work out the best form of treatment moving forward.