Protruding nipples, male and female
Sunday, 20 March 2011
IT’S NOT JUST A WOMAN THING.....!
It's not only women who can have the problem of protruding nipples. Some men, too, suffer the embarrassment of nipples that cause unfortunate bumps beneath their T-shorts and sportswear.
Male breast reduction surgery - or 'moob jobs', as they have become known - are increasingly in demand but, as Professor Kirwan has discovered, the male sex can have another problem in the chest area.....
However, thanks to Kirwan's Mercedes technique, this issue can now be solved for women and men.
Kirwan likens his surgical process to cutting a pizza into portions as it involves segmenting the nipple into parts in a shape that resembles the famous logo of a Mercedes car.
Male and female nipples are anatomically identical so Kirwan can use the same technique for both sexes. However, because it eradicates the ducts which serve as milk glands, it is not suitable for women who have not already had children - unless they do not plan to breastfeed.
While he admits that there are not huge numbers of men with this problem, he has done several male Mercedes 'ops' lately. "Girly nipples are not what a chap wants - it's just not manly," says Kirwan. "Because they poke out through shirts they tend to draw the eye to that part of the anatomy – which can be really embarrassing."
The Mercedes takes 40 minutes for both nipples and can be done under local anaesthetic. Recovery needs about 10 days and involves wearing a waterproof dressing when showering. However, there are no sutures to remove.
Kirwan charges $3,000 in the USA for this procedure. Hospital costs are extra and depend upon the facility used.
Posted byLaurence Kirwan at 15:10