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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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