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If you have a large chest and lost weight would the nipples shrink or stay the same size?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No change

The nipple size is independent of the breast size and will not change with weight loss.

In brief: No change

The nipple size is independent of the breast size and will not change with weight loss.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unclear

The nipples themselves typically do not shrink.
The pigmented area around the nipple may appear smaller. With weight loss the breasts do get smaller and this pigmented area may not be spread out so much.

In brief: Unclear

The nipples themselves typically do not shrink.
The pigmented area around the nipple may appear smaller. With weight loss the breasts do get smaller and this pigmented area may not be spread out so much.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stay the same

Usually the nipples don't shrink with weight loss.

In brief: Stay the same

Usually the nipples don't shrink with weight loss.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nipple size

Nipple size is determined genetically, the breast size will decrease with loosing weight, the size of the nipple highly unlikely to change.

In brief: Nipple size

Nipple size is determined genetically, the breast size will decrease with loosing weight, the size of the nipple highly unlikely to change.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unpredictable

It is likely that the nipples and areolae would shrink a small amount with significant weight loss, but it is impossible to predict.

In brief: Unpredictable

It is likely that the nipples and areolae would shrink a small amount with significant weight loss, but it is impossible to predict.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No change

Usually lost of breast volume with weight loss does not affect nipple size.
Should stay about the same.

In brief: No change

Usually lost of breast volume with weight loss does not affect nipple size.
Should stay about the same.
Dr. Robert Stroup
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually same

The nipple areolar area is associated with the glandulr/duct tissues which are not much influenced by weight loss.

In brief: Usually same

The nipple areolar area is associated with the glandulr/duct tissues which are not much influenced by weight loss.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Very Lijkely

If the breasts decrease in size, it is quite likely that the areolae will shrink in size.
We see ths commonly with breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery.

In brief: Very Lijkely

If the breasts decrease in size, it is quite likely that the areolae will shrink in size.
We see ths commonly with breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Either or

Neither.

In brief: Either or

Neither.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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