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Most people are familiar with breast augmentation (enlargement) and breast reduction surgery in women. And we usually associate anything related to breasts with women. However, nipple surgery for males is not uncommon these days, says Dr. Vinod Vij, a highly-skilled aesthetic surgeon in Navi Mumbai.

If you are conscious about your protruding nipple or puffy areola, you may not be able to enjoy many things, like beach outings with your friends, as you may feel awkward about removing your shirt to enjoy the breeze. You may feel anxious when playing a sport or during strenuous activities due to the fear that your sweat will make your protruding nipple obvious. You may feel disappointed with the limited choices of attire you can have and only buy clothes intended to conceal your nipples’ prominence.

“Men with nipples or areolas that are bigger than normal are unable to go on about their life in a way that allows them to enjoy it to the fullest,” says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vinod Vij. “Every person has the right to live confidently and enjoy the simple pleasure of life.”

If you or a loved one is a male who is unhappy with the puffiness of your nipple or areola, do not worry. Dr. Vij can rectify these conditions by conducting nipple surgery for males with ease.

Can men have nipple reduction surgery done?

Men might develop large areolas and nipples for a variety of reasons. Of course, if you have this condition, you may not be interested in how it occurred. You may be solely aware of your self-consciousness around your appearance and nipple size.

Fortunately, you can certainly improve the appearance of your chest by having nipple reduction surgery.

Dr. Vinod Vij says, “Although we are easily accommodating when we hear about breast augmentation and breast reduction surgeries in women, many people are unaware that male nipple lift,  men nipple removal, etc., are procedures that are safe and effective for male nipple correction or enhancement.”

He adds, “We also conduct breast reduction surgery for men who have gynecomastia, a condition where the man’s breasts grow larger than normal.”

Men may consider nipple reduction surgery for various reasons, including:

  • They feel self-conscious or embarrassed about how their nipples or areolas appear
  • They experience irritation or physical discomfort due to their protruding nipples or areolas
  • They face difficulty finding clothes that fit their chest area properly
  • They experience body image issues or low self-esteem due to the appearance of their chest area

How much does Nipple surgery for males cost?

Shrinking the size of your areolas (the pigmented skin surrounding your nipples) or nipples involves a surgical process known as nipple reduction surgery, nipple reshaping, or reduction mammoplasty. The price of this treatment might vary based on several variables, such as the complexity of the surgery, the practice’s location, and the reputation and experience of the surgeon, among others.

Nipple reduction surgery in India might cost anywhere between ₹ 25,000 – ₹ 1,00,000 on average. It is essential to bear in mind that this is only an estimate, and the final sum could vary based on your individual situation.

If you would like to get a more accurate estimate based on your requirements, please do not hesitate to consult with the eminent cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Vinod Vij.

What is the procedure of nipple surgery for males?

It is crucial to distinguish between big nipples and swollen areolae because they require distinct surgical procedures. Keep in mind that the areola is the pigmented skin around the nipple, while the nipple is the projection in the center of it. The treatment for puffy areola is gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery.

Nipple surgery: The nipple surgery takes no longer than an hour, and you will be administered local anesthetic while the medical experts conduct it. Once your nipples are numb, the surgeon will make a few tiny horizontally-oriented incisions at the nipple area and remove any extra tissue.

Once the procedure is complete, the medical expert will close the incisions with absorbable stitches and cover them with antibiotic ointment and bandage.

“The good news is that recovery should only last a short while, and some generic medications should take care of any discomfort in the few hours following surgery,” says Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vinod Vij. “You should feel close to normal again in about a day, though. The scarring should be minimal, and you will not need to worry about people staring at you.”

Benefits of nipple surgery for males

The following are some possible advantages of nipple reduction surgery for men:

Enhanced appearance: Nipple reduction surgery can help men feel more self-confident if they are self-conscious about the size or appearance of their nipples.

Enhanced comfort: Oversized nipples can cause irritation and discomfort, particularly when wearing specific apparel or participating in strenuous activity. The size of your nipples can be reduced through surgery to provide relief and comfort.

Better choice of clothes: Nipple reduction surgery can give men the courage to wear a more extensive variety of clothing designs and allow them to swim or wear tight clothing without feeling self-conscious.


Most women have insecurities about their bodies and appearance, and surgery to enhance the female breast is pretty common. Similarly, men also feel self-conscious about their bodies, which can include feeling insecure about the size of their breasts. A well-shaped chest in a man is regarded as a sign of masculinity.

However, it is important to remember that everyone’s body is different and that there is no one “ideal” body type. It is also essential to recognize that a person’s breast size does not define their worth or value as a person.

If you feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts and it significantly reduces your life quality, please do not lose hope. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vinod Vij, an experienced cosmetic surgeon, for safe and effective surgery to obtain a more masculine chest.


Is male nipple reduction possible without surgery?

No, nipple reduction, whether in men or women, will require surgical intervention. Unlike most other body parts, exercising or dieting will not make any difference to protruding nipples.

What is a male nipple lift?

You may have puffiness in your chest due to various reasons, including hormonal imbalance and steroid use. Also, your breasts may start to sag and lose firmness as you age or lose a lot of weight. Exercises for the chest muscles and massages will not help in this case. Only a nipple lift will result in firmer breasts.

The nipple lift is a surgical procedure done under local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes to complete. The areola and nipple are set at their normal height during this procedure. The nerves and blood arteries are typically used to connect and fix the nipple.

How much does men's areola reduction cost?

As with a nipple reduction surgery, areola reduction cost may cost anywhere between ₹ 25,000 - ₹ 1,00,000. Please remember the price can differ depending on the city, the amenities and technology used as well as the expertise of the cosmetic surgeon, and your individual situation.

Dr. Vinod Vij is an alumni of the prestigious King Edward Memorial Medical College , Mumbai.