What Can Be Done For Nipples That Stick Out Too Far In Men?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have the exact condition of the 24 year old male described on your web page as “Case Study: Reduction of the Prominent Nipple in Men”.  I’m 45 years old and enjoy running marathons and I think this surgery would greatly help my situation.  I would hope I wouldn’t need to wear band aids during the marathons after the procedure, but even if so I would also would like to look better if I’m wearing a thin t-shirt or dress shirt. I don’t know what your schedule is like at the moment, but if at all possible I would like to get the procedure done right after  my next marathon which is in May as I will be taking two weeks off after that before resuming training for my next marathon in the fall.

A: Nipple reduction is a very simple procedure that offers a permanent solution to the prominent and protruding nipple. I hear stories from men every week that speak to the same problem…’I can’t find shirts that hide my nipples’ or ‘Everyone asks me if I am cold’. Nipple reduction surgery is done in the office under local anesthesia. One only wears band-aids for dressings for a few days. One can shower and work out the very next day. Men do not report much, if any, discomfort. Once removed, the nipple will never grow back and one can wear shirts comfortably or take off their shirt without the embarrassment of nipples that stick out too far.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana