Male vs Female Nipple Distinctions

⚠️ Use Discretion: Graphic human anatomy.

Prior to adoles­cence, there are more similar­ities among male and female nipples than differences. Between the ages of 10 and 13, females develop buds, fol­low­ed by breast maturation. Mammary glands allow nursing mothers to produce milk.

The ultimate breast and nipple appearance has no standard beyond what the entertainment media promotes. Artists base anatomical illustrations on average measurements.

Nipple Characteristics

Plastic surgeons and nipple re­pigmenta­tion tattoo artists are most concerned with proper nipple diameter and placement. Cosmetic surgeons reconstruct breasts following mastectomy, perform mastopexy (breast elevation and reshaping), and correct gyneco­mastia.

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By ClinicalPosters Staff