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Breast Tissue in the armpit

By Anonymous October 14, 2019 - 10:24pm
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After 3 kids, breastfeeding and engorgement I noticed I have a few lumps under my armpit and was told by 2 specialist it is breast tissue. One surgeon said the only way to get rid of it was surgery. He also said the scar would be pretty large and that he may not even be able to remove all of it. I am wondering if you have heard of this and know of another way to get rid of it without surgery?
Thanks in advance

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

After my children, I got this too. This tissue is known as accessory axillary breast tissue. I still have it, it's in the crease leading to my underarms and is quite puffy. I'm not a fan of it but I assumed there was nothing to be done.

I did a little research about a year ago and learned liposuction is not recommended because it's not fat, it's breast tissue and body tissue should not be removed via liposuction.

However, I see that many plastic surgery centers do offer liposuction for this issue. Maybe techniques have changed. Lipo in the area of the crease should not cause scarring (or it should be minimal.)

Some surgeons that remove it surgically (via incision) say that with their technique, scarring is minimal.

My advice is to talk to your gynecologist first and then consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and make up your own mind. Good luck - if you decide to do it, let us know!

October 15, 2019 - 2:02pm
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