Ideal Cosmetic Features and Position of the Male Nipple


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-004196
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-004196

About this study

This study proposes to look at the ideal dimensions, features and position on the chest wall, of the male nipples to improve surgical outcomes.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biologic male
  • Does not need to be a Mayo Clinic patient
  • Age 18 to 40
  • BMI 18.5 to 25

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Transgender male
  • Less than 18 or more than 40
  • BMI below 18 or above 25
  • Previous chest surgery

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Basel Sharaf, D.D.S., M.D.

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Contact information:

Joseph Banuelos Mancilla M.D.


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