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Axillary Tail of Breast India

Axillary tail of breast [or] tail of Spence is an extension of the breast tissue into the axillary region. This accessory breast may be a mass of tissue which are mostly found on the axilla usually bilateral and sometimes unilateral too. This condition is usually congenital [by birth] and often enlarges due to hormonal surges like puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

Common problem faced by people with this issue are sweating, irritation, inability to wear the desired clothing, pain and discomfort, inability to maintain proper arm posture.

Indian women doesn’t consider this issue unless it pains because they always wear an ethnic wear which covers the area. But when trying to use sleeveless, the axillary swelling becomes a cosmetic problem. Many a times these swellings increase in size and becomes tender during your premenstrual days for which women seeks the help of cosmetic surgeons.

This being a reason of discomfort and cosmetic problems needs attention. The reasons why a women with axillary breast seeks a cosmetic clinic are many and as follows:

  1. Fear of malignancy
  2. To know whether it can be corrected
  3. Discomfort

What to expect during your consultation:

  1. Complete history of onset will be collected
  2. Examination
  3. Discussions on the Treatment plan

How to Treat:

Your axillary tail of breast can be safely removed by the following

  1. Liposuction
  2. Surgical excision

It is a day care procedure. Under general anesthesia a few millimeter incision is made in the arm pit region for liposuction. The incision may be extended if it is an excision.

Complications of the surgery:

  1. Pain and swelling on the treated area
  2. Mild scar hypertrophy
  3. Allergy to plasters
  4. Infection, seroma and hematoma
  5. Dog ear

What can be expected after the surgery?

  1. Getting rid of the undesirable contours of the axilla.
  2. Flexible movements of the arms.
  3. Reduction in pain and irritation caused by clothing.
  4. Go sleeveless
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