How to Reduce Puffy Nipple with and Without Surgery?

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Puffy nipples in men are very common and many people dislike the appearance.

They may be due to:

  • Excess fat
  • Gynecomastia
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Steroid use

You can minimize the puffiness of your nipples by changing your dietary patterns and exercise routine. This is how you can strengthen your chest and reduce your body fat. But if you are not getting satisfied with the results from exercise and diet, you may try surgery to achieve your desired results.

In this blog, we have discussed ways to reduce the puffiness of the nipples with the help of workouts, diet, and more.

Targeted Exercise

Targeted exercises are a great way to reduce the puffiness in your pectoral areas. These exercises are specifically used to tighten and tone your pectoral and chest muscles.

Popular exercises include:

  • Overhead presses
  • Bent-forward cable crossovers
  • Dips
  • Bodyweight files
  • Pushups (suspended, regular, and diamond)
  • Incline bench cable flies
  • Incline, decline, and barbell bench presses

You can use these specific exercises to make a custom workout plan. For maximum effect, you can include multiple chest exercises in your workout routine. You can do these exercises with multiple sets and more repetitions. For instance, you can do 2 to 6 sets of 1 to 8 repetitions, or 1 to 3 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions.

Once you make the workout plan, try to do a 20-minute chest workout for three weeks and increase the duration and frequency gradually to build up more strength.

Make sure that you have added one day off each week to your workout plan. Additionally, try to rotate different chest exercises into your workout plan to strengthen other muscles as well. You can add full-body cardio to get a workout exercise.

You can also strengthen your chest by doing full-body exercises such as swimming, and rowing for at least 15 minutes. So, try to take swimming and rowing sessions before rotating the routine.

Dietary Changes

A puffy nipple may be the result of consuming too much fat and estrogen. So, dietary changes may help you to reduce the puffiness of your nipples. Consuming healthy food may help you to get fit and stay in shape.

So, you can try a low-fat diet such as:

  • Stop consuming processed foods
  • Try to consume fruit and vegetable
  • Eliminate grains and soy products.

You can also contact nutrition, or a doctor to get more information about how to manage your diet, what should you eat and what should you avoid to make your chest fit and less puffy. If you think, your hormones may be the reason for your puffy nipples, you must take a diet low in estrogen and rich in testosterone.

Here are the foods with rich testosterone:

  • Ginger
  • Low-fat milk
  • Garlic
  • Tuna
  • Egg yolks
  • Beans
  • Oysters
  • Beef
  • Shellfish
  • Blueberries
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Macadamia nuts

You must take an appointment with your doctor to do a consultation about your hormones and overall health. There may be a possibility that your hormone level may be linked to an underlying condition. After diagnosing, your doctor will be able to prescribe medication or recommend therapies to regulate your hormones.

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Herbal supplements

Using herbal supplements is also helpful to reduce puffy nipples. Some people think that boosting testosterone levels is also helpful to minimize the size of puffy nipples.

This includes:

  • Fenugreek
  • Ashwagandha
  • Tribulus Terrestris
  • Ginger

According to some research, these herbs help to boost testosterone in men with underlying conditions such as erectile dysfunction. But more research is required as there are no scientific studies found that connect herbal supplements with decreased nipple puffiness.

According to Anecdotal reports, these herbs are helpful to treat puffy nipples:

  • Milk thistle
  • Turmeric
  • Passionflower
  • Red clover
  • Dandelion
  • Devil’s claw

There are also some supplements that may bring unpleasant side effects and bring serious heath issues. So, strictly follow prescribed dose on regular basis. Don’t try to take over dose ever that may put create health issues. You can also discuss the individual risks of consuming these supplements.

Additionally, this is also essential to buy these supplements from your trusted manufacturer. You can also ask your doctor about a specific product or brand and always follow the information and instruction on the label to prevent the side effects of supplements.

Surgical procedures

If you are not getting the results of reducing puffy nipples. You can consult with your doctor.  The doctors will help suggest you a suitable way to get rid of puffy nipples. They me discuss the surgery option with you.

Here are surgical procedures that can be used to treat Gynecomastia:

Liposuction: This is the most common surgery to treat gynecomastia. This surgery removes breast fat but not chest tissue glands. The minimum recovery time is up to four to six weeks.

Mastectomy: This is the specific surgery used to remove the breast gland tissue. Small incisions are also used. The recovery time is up to four weeks and more.

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction: The tropical procedure is used to remove excess fat cells from the chest. Nonsurgical treatments may use radiofrequency technology or work by freezing fat cells. The recovery time of this surgery varies, it usually recovers in a few days.

Tissue Excision: This surgery is used to remove excess skin, or glandular breast tissue in order to treat severe cases of gynecomastia. The recovery time of this surgery is at least three weeks.

These are the surgeries that doctors mostly used to minimize the puffy nipples. You can also ask your insurance company to cover the costs.

Bottom Line

If you are suffering from puffy nipples and looking the ways to minimize them, you can consult with your doctor. So, your doctor can help you to diagnose the issue and tell you the treatment that suits you. In some cases, puffy nipples can be reduced with the help of targeted exercises and healthy diet patterns.

You can also take supplements after discussing the possible side effects and risk factors with your doctor. No matter what treatment you select, just stay consistent in order to see the improvements.

Lara Beck
Fitness Coach

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