I have had gyno for a long time and dealing with puffy nipples has been quite a difficult road. I decided to put together a little bit of information and guidance that helped me out. I'd like to say that these measures are temporary-helpful in the long run, but of course surgery is the best route in the case of gland related problems.Long Term:
The first and best way of dealing with puffy nipples is reducing the underlying cause. While we cannot do much about the gland, we can lessen the amount of fat present under the nipples. I'd recommend a good diet, a ketogenic diet is very good for stubborn fat, very muscle sparing and is the only type of diet I use nowadays.
A rough daily outline is to eat <50g carbohydrates, 1.5-2g of protein per kg of bodyweight, and the rest fat. Try to eat around 1500-2000 calories a day for a heavier individual, lighter individuals may opt to eat 1200 calories. Simply restricting carbohydrates already cuts down calories a lot, but don't go overboard with the fat content. A multivitamin, some calcium (~600-1000mg) and 6X omega3 pills helps mobilize the fats to be burned. Not necessary, but they help alot.
For exercise cardio isn't really necessary, a full body workout, one heavy set of 6-8 reps per bodypart is enough. Do that every 3-4 days, thats it.
I like to pair the above diet with a product called Yohimburn ES. It is a topical product containing Yohimbine HCL, acetyl l-carnitine, caffeine and a few other ingredients. It is marketed as a fat burner, and now I know it gets skeptical but hear me out. This product will never burn the fat for you. It simply functions to mobilize and accelerate the release of free fatty acids to BE burned. Yohimbine HCL is a proven stimulant, it works. But the oral version does have side effects, and this topical version effectively knocks out the side effects. Simply put, this product only works if you are already dieting and exercising. The ES version of Yohimburn is the one that contains the extra stimulants and I prefer it, the caffeine functions to draw water out of the area you apply it to during exercise, which already reduces puffy nipples after a few days. Also works for abs, thighs, anywhere you have stubborn fat so thats a plus.
It comes with a squirt cap and I apply about a squirt to each pectoral. For other areas, apply to those areas. Available at the http://www.theafstore.com/home.php
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There is a package of Yohimburn ES and a product called AIFM marketed as the "Man-Boob Kit". AIFM is an aromatase inhibitor, it lowers estrogen and by doing so increases testosterone, not by too much, but increases it nonetheless. This effect is supposed to reduce glandular tissue but in my opinion, and I have tried it, it only works for people who JUST developed gynecomastia. ie. bodybuilders/teenagers still in puberty. You could try it but, in my opinion, unnecessary. It might have some merits if your gyno seems to change from day to day, or isn't hard yet.
These changes, while more on the long term side, are profoundly effective. Infact, I find the next temporary method to be very less effective without the above dieting + yohimburn.Temporary:
This next method has been around these forums for a while, and I have seen many users try it out but theres no definitive way to do it. I'm talking about the liquid bandage, and more specifically New Skin liquid bandage. I have a big bottle of this at home and it is my go to guy for when I have to take my shirt off.
It comes in a little bottle with a nail-polish like applicator, not sure what its called, but think nail polish and you'll get it.
I've put together a few tips I've found works well and I think it will help.
1) Try to apply it in a very cold area after a cold shower + exfoliating, such as an air conditioned room or a cool basement where it will keep your nipple hard for a longer time. If not, you can sit in front of a fan after a shower and it should keep the nipples hard while you apply.
2) Avoid rubbing against the nipple through out the day after applying, whether from clothes rubbing against you or rough-housing, etc. Lessens the chance that it will crack and start to peel.
3) If minor cracks start, and this is especially good for the edges or cracks that start to appear white, apply a waterproof sunscreen/sunblock on the nipple and lightly rub in till clear. Infact, possibly do this before getting in the water but after letting the New Skin settle for a while. I usually do it after coming out of the pool and noticing it start to crack.
4) Don't go overboard with the amount you use, I dip it in the bottle, give it a quick wipe on the sides and apply around the nipple.And i think the most important tip,
5) Apply only on the areola but NOT
on the very nipple tip, looks much much more natural.
In conclusion, obviously diet and exercise are top notch helpers when combating puffy nipples. A great physique hampered by puffy nipples is effectively knocked out with New Skin. Hopefully these methods will help you guys out there, it did for me. As always these methods are secondary to surgery, but are definitely helpful when surgery is out of reach.