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is it possible to have breast tissue extend above the breast area towards the shoulder armpit?

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Dr. James Zasuly
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: The breast normally extends to the clavicle (bone from shoulder to chest) and into the anterior axilla (armpit) laterally.
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Common: Breast tissue normally extends into the lower armpit--we call it the axillary tail of spence. Like any breast tissue, this is hormonally-responsive and can get quite prominent during pregnancy.
Answered on Mar 27, 2016

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