The following are some steps that people can take to help reduce puffy nipples:
Exercise and target lifting
Body fat is a key component of Gynecomastia. By losing weight, you may be able to give your chest manlier contours, as well as hide your puffy nipples. Get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least 3 times weekly. For maximum results, limit your calories. Download a calorie-counting app and challenge yourself to improve your results weekly and month after month.
For the absolute best results, pair your cardio with weight-training exercises. We will cover this more thoroughly in the next section.
How to treat puffy nipples in men
Pinching your nipples, covering up, and losing weight are ways you can hide or minimize the appearance of your nipples. It is not recommended to wear binding garments or bandages that can lead to separate issues. But instead of merely hiding the problem, there may be steps you can take to eradicate the problem temporarily and permanently.
Build your chest muscle
Targeted chest exercises could theoretically reduce the puffiness of your nipples and give your chest a better shape. Engaging in exercises like chest dips, pushups, chest flyers, and incline bench presses can develop your chest enough to minimize the puffy effect.
For maximum effect, choose a handful of chest exercises to perform during each workout. Perform a few sets, with a greater number of repetitions, such as 1 to 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps. A chest workout 3 times per week for 20 minutes each should do the trick. Make sure you rest at least once per week.
Balance your chest workouts with some time off full-body cardio like walking, running, or swimming to balance out your fitness routine. You should also increase your weight, intensity, sets, and reps as you grow stronger. Switch out exercises every few weeks so that your body does not grow accustomed to them.
Change your diet
We have established that puffy nipples are caused by an increase in estrogen. Making dietary changes could help you boost your testosterone and simultaneously decrease fat. Foods that lead to higher levels of testosterone in the body include tuna, ginger, beans, garlic, shellfish, beef, oysters, blueberries, egg yolks, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.
Some experts believe that taking certain herbal supplements can boost testosterone and treat puffy nipples. Examples include devil’s claw, milk thistle, passionflowers, dandelion, and turmeric. You should ask your doctor before taking any herbal supplements as some can cause unpleasant side effects. Herbs can also have dangerous interactions with prescription or over-the-counter medications.
What do you do when covering up with clothing isn’t cutting it? How do you proceed when you have tried dieting and working out only to find that your chest and nipples look more pronounced? It is at that point you should schedule a consultation with a qualified gynecomastia surgeon.
Gynecomastia surgery aims to remove the excess fatty and glandular tissue that leads to the appearance of female-like breasts. The procedure can also resize and reshape the areola complex to prevent your nipples from looking puffy or extended to any degree.Male breast reduction surgery, as the procedure is commonly known, is highly customizable. Some men have a majority of glandular tissue that leads to their male breast growth. Other men have mostly fatty tissue. Then there are the men with a combination of glandular and fatty tissue. A gynecomastia specialist uses specific techniques to address each of these problems.