Puffy Nipples, Puffed Nipples, and Areola that Stick out in Men with Gynecomastia
Move your cursor over the small images above to see how puffy nipples can change with gentle touch.
Stimulation can change puffed nipples. Thin muscles just under the areola and nipple skin can flatten the skin while stimulated. Relaxed, the nipples & areola puff out again.
These smooth muscles consist of circular fibers attached just under the areola skin and vertical bands in the central nipple. When contracted, they tend to make the areola smaller in diameter, wrinkle the surface, protrude the nipple, and stiffen the surface. A firmer surface can hide some of the underlying tissues such as fat and gland Stimulation can be from contact, cold, and emotion. When the muscles relax, the nipples / areola puff out again. These changes shown are due to the muscles alone. A deformity remains despite the nipple / areola stimulation. View before and after surgery pictures of this patient.
|Movement photographs puffed nipples|