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Is it normal to have axillary breast?

Axillary breast tissue is an often misunderstood condition that can cause a lot of confusion and distress for those affected. It is sometimes referred to as accessory breast tissue, polymastia, or supernumerary breast tissue. This condition occurs when extra breast tissue develops in the armpit area, usually due to an overgrowth of fat or glandular tissue. 

It is not uncommon for some individuals to have breast tissue in their underarm area, also known as axillary breast tissue. This condition can occur in both men and women and can range in size from a small amount of tissue to a fully developed breast. The exact cause of axillary breast tissue is not known, but it is thought to be a result of a genetic or hormonal influence. It can also be caused by a condition called mammary hyperplasia, which is an overgrowth of breast tissue.

Symptoms of axillary breast include a lump in the armpit area, pain or tenderness in the armpit area, and swelling. In some cases, the extra tissue may even be visible through the skin. If you suspect you may have axillary breast, it is important to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. 

The Emotional Impact of having Axillary Breast

Coping with the psychological impact of axillary breast appearance can be a difficult and emotionally draining process. The condition can cause feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment, and body image issues.

Many individuals with axillary breast tissue may feel uncomfortable wearing certain types of . clothing, such as tank tops or sleeveless shirts, due to the visibility of the tissue. This can lead to a loss of self-esteem and a negative body image. Individuals with axillary breast tissue may also experience feelings of isolation and frustration. They may feel as though they are the only ones experiencing this condition and may struggle to find information or support about it. 

It’s important for those who have axillary breast tissue to understand that they are not alone and that support is available. Talking to a therapist or counselor  can be helpful in processing and coping with these emotions. There are also support groups and online forums where individuals can connect with others who have similar experiences.

How do you get rid of Axillary Breast?

In most cases, axillary breast tissue does not cause any problems and does not require treatment. However, if the tissue is causing discomfort or embarrassment, it can be removed through surgery.

There are 2 procedures available to remove axillary breast tissue which are liposuction and excision. The choice of procedure depends on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed and the doctor’s discretion.  

  1. Liposuction is used if a small amount of tissue needs to be removed. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and a small incision is placed in an area that can be hidden such as the natural crease in the skin. A cannula will be inserted into the incision and the tissue will be removed through the tube.
  2. Excision is used if more tissue needs to be removed. As with liposuction, the incision will be made in an inconspicuous area and will be kept as small as possible to lessen the chances of scarring. Once the tissue is removed, the skin is then closed up with fine sutures leaving little or no scar.

Ultimately, the best treatment for axillary breast will depend on the individual’s needs and preferences. It is important to note that before pursuing surgical options, it’s always best to consult a plastic surgeon and check if you are a suitable candidate for surgery and which type of surgery will be best for you.

At GEM Aesthetic Clinic Malaysia, we have our experienced doctors available for consultation to guide you through our axillary breast removal treatment Malaysia and which procedures are the best suit for you. Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

What are the other Breast treatments we offer?

Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Nipple/Areola Reduction