Can Nipple Lifts Be Done For Men?

Q: Dr. Eppley, can I get my nipples lifted higher on my chest? How much nipple lifting is possible? I have attached a picture of my chest so you can see how low my nipples are.

A: Nipples lifts can be done on a male chest but the amount of movement is much more limited than what can be done on a female breast. Men do not have the leeway of allowing or tolerating a vertical scar to raise a nipple very far on their chest that a woman does on a female breast. Thus the procedure for a nipple lift in a male is technically known as a superior crescent nipple lift. This is a simple procedure where a small crescent-shaped segment of skin is removed right above the nipple. This leaves a small fine line scar at the junction of the nipple and skin on the top edge of the nipple which usually heals very well without any significant scar. But the amount of movement upward is limited to usually 8 to 10mm (1/2 inch) at most in a single procedure. This means that even if done in two stages, the best you could hope for is 3/4 of an inch or slightly more.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana