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Accessory Breast Removal


Accessory Breast Removal

Accessory breast removal is a surgical procedure whereby accessory breast tissue, most commonly at the underarm is removed to restore the naturally smooth contours of the body.

What does it do?

  • Remove accessory breast
  • Remove undesirable contours
  • Improve arm mobility
  • Less irritation caused by clothing




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How it works

How does Accessory Breast Removal work?

There are 2 procedures available to remove accessory 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.

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About accessory breast removal

What condition it treats

Accessory breast is a clump of breast tissue outside the area usually occupied by the breast and it usually develops in the underarm area. Accessory breasts can be removed by both excision and/or liposuction.

Related Treatments

Breast augmentation or breast enhancement surgery involves using breast implants or fat grafting to increase the size of the breasts. 

Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that removes breast fat, tissue and skin to ease discomfort or to achieve a breast size proportionate to the body.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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The surgery might take up to 1 hour or more and it depends upon the level of complexity of the patient.

During the surgery, the patient will be given anesthesia and not feel any pain. You may experience some pain or discomfort after the surgery, but pain relief and detailed post-surgery instructions and meticulous care will be given.

You can expect swelling and bruising after the surgery but it will resolve in 2 weeks. Full exercise can only be resumed in four to six weeks to allow the body to heal fully. You will be able to return to work within 1 week after the procedure.

You should wait for the majority of swelling to subside. This is because swelling can make the area look larger. For liposuction, you will need to wait a few weeks while excision can require 5 to 6 months to see the full result.

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