Puffy nipples in men are usually associated with gynecomastia. The enlarged breast gland (excess breast tissue) causes the nipple and areola to be pushed outward, causing the appearance of a “pointy nipple” or “puffy nipple“.
Male pointy nipples usually do not go away on its own. Diet and exercise may help depending on the cause. Some common causes may include:
- Hormone imbalance
- Steroid use
- Extra body fat
- Certain supplements
Many men are bothered by the appearance and choose to undergo nipple reduction surgery.