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Will the surgeon remove armpit fat/excess breast tissue during breast reduction surgery?

Will the surgeon remove armpit fat/excess breast tissue during breast reduction surgery?

YES: That would be a part of the procedure, but make sure you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I have an armpit fat. It looks very bad. Is it serious? I read it online that it an extra breast tissue. What should I do?

I have an armpit fat. It looks very bad. Is it serious? I read it online that it an extra breast tissue. What should I do?

Removal will help: Yes some people are born with supr numary breast tissue, some times even several small nipple like structures extenuating to pubic area called mammary line, this excessive tissue bulges out of axilla, some times gives pain, due to this and cosmetic reason could be removed, scar could be buried invisibly under axilla. ...Read more

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Breast tissue more prominent in one armpit than other. Normal?

Breast tissue more prominent in one armpit than other. Normal?

Maybe: This is something that an examination requires to tell you it is normal or not. Find a MD to check the area. ...Read more

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Why does my breast tissue extend into my armpit? Is this normal?

Why does my breast tissue extend into my armpit? Is this normal?

May be normal.: One's doctor can carefully examine the breasts and armpits to see it they feel normal. Breasts normally extend towards the armpits, but if a woman has swelling in her armpit area each time she has a baby and breastfeeds, she might have some extra breast tissue (milk-producing glands) in the armpit area. That would be an "extra" breast, a small lump without an extra nipple. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as excess breast tissue in only one armpit and not the other?

Yes: Excess breast tissue can occur along the "milk line" which extends from your armpit to your groin. You can have it in just one side of your body. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: The breast normally extends to the clavicle (bone from shoulder to chest) and into the anterior axilla (armpit) laterally. ...Read more

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Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? And will it go away if I lose weight. And in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? And will it go away if I lose weight. And in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Pretty common: Occurs in about 1 in 20 women. Not likely to go away and often gets larger when breasts do (pregnancy). Losing enough weight to significantly lower total breast size MIGHT have SOME effect. Can be surgically removed; in some centers, a lot of minor complications occurrred.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8585676 ...Read more

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Is it normal to have excess breast tissue for five years in only one armpit? I'm 18. It's not noticeable when my arm is raised but is with my arm down

Is it normal to have excess breast tissue for five years in only one armpit? I'm 18. It's not noticeable when my arm is raised but is with my arm down

Yes,: This happens.
Frankly, I wouldn't rush to do anything about it in someone who's body shape is liekly to still be changing with puberty. Often it becomes totally symmetric. Not a health issue, but could be a reason for minor cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???

I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???

Yes: If you draw a line from your nipple to the armpit there can be islands of breast tissue anywhere along that line. It can really be uncomfortable if you decide to breast feed in the future and should be part of your monthly self exam process. ...Read more

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I'm 18 with excess breast tissue in one armpit for five years. Usound found cyst near prominent lymph node in the same armpit. Is this a bad sign?

I'm 18 with excess breast tissue in one armpit for five years. Usound found cyst near prominent lymph node in the same armpit. Is this a bad sign?

No.: This is not a bad sign. However, you should continue to be followed by your physician and have any new lumps or problems evaluated. ...Read more

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Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Always get checked: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Need follow up: By your doctor, if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node, (where they are supposed to be and normal) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up, to rule out it is not some thing serious, go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more

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Found lump on right side of sternum, behind breast tissue. More pronounced when right arm is raised straight up. Spot aches. Should I see gyne or pcp?

Found lump on right side of sternum, behind breast tissue. More pronounced when right arm is raised straight up. Spot aches. Should I see gyne or pcp?

Either would be fine: I think you would be fine seeing wither. The physical exam will be helpful in deciding next steps. Imaging of this area may eventually be helpful for you. ...Read more

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How I know that, is I have breast tissue or just fat? (having man boobs)

How I know that, is I have breast tissue or just fat? (having man boobs)

Difficult: Similar palpating texture.
Multivitamin surbex in moderate dose should have no major effect even with overdose.
But you probably do not need.
Lose weight. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between gynocomastia (male breast tissue) and only chest fat?

How can I distinguish between gynocomastia (male breast tissue) and only chest fat?

Lose wt/ ultrasound: The simple but difficult way would be to drop the weight. However, an ultrasound of the area could help distinguish what is fat or glandular breast tissue. There is likely some of both. ...Read more

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Could a fat lobule in breast come back as benign breast tissue on core biopsy pathology?

Could a fat lobule in breast come back as benign breast tissue on core biopsy pathology?

Breast biopsy: Fat is a normal benign part of the breast, so a biopsy of the breast could potentially only show fat. However, usually in breast biopsy the tissue Of interest is the fibrous stroma containing the breast lobules and ducts. If a pathology report says 'benign breast tissue' this would generally refer to benign stroma/ducts/lobules, and not just fat. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's fat or breast tissue?

How do doctors determine if it's fat or breast tissue?

Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation changes with pregnancy and lactation as breast glandular tissue increases. If your breasts change size with weight change then the change is due to fat. Radiology studies such as MRI scans can distinguish fat from breast tissue. ...Read more

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I still have man boobs the same size. Pure fat, not male breast tissue. How can I get rid of them?

I still have man boobs the same size. Pure fat, not male breast tissue. How can I get rid of them?

See Plastic surgeon: Not enough information. Are you trying to say that you have fatty male breasts even after weight loss. If so, you first need an evaluation to ensure that you don't have hormonal imbalance and then can be considered for surgical managements by either liposuction of excision. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How effective is liposuction in male breast reduction? My breasts are pretty large, and I'm considering a male breast reduction. Is breast tissue always removed, or is the problem normally due to fat in the breast? How much can I reduce the size of my bre

How effective is liposuction in male breast reduction? My breasts are pretty large, and I'm considering a male breast reduction. Is breast tissue always removed, or is the problem normally due to fat in the breast? How much can I reduce the size of my bre

Very effective: Liposuction is very effective on male breast reduction if there is no or little skin excess, little stretch marks and little breast tissue. But if there is skin excess or large gland, you will benefit from a surgical reduction which removes breast gland and skin. Liposuction could be used as an adjunct to smooth out the contour, the lateral chest roll or the top. ...Read more

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I am really skinny (ribs showing) and have ridiculously skinny legs. But have man boobs. It's not breast tissue growing, I've researched it, it's fat.

I am really skinny (ribs showing) and have ridiculously skinny legs. But have man boobs. It's not breast tissue growing, I've researched it, it's fat.

A trainer and a: Nutritionist would be good ideas if you can afford it, after you've been cleared of medical problems by your doc. High protein and good fats like coconut oil and olive oil can be helpful. Neat, clean, and being a good person is more important than physique. Peace and good health. At 17 y.o. you have more room to put more meat on in the future. ...Read more

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Pregnant- sent for ultrasound of thick breast tissue and result was fibrocystic. How accurate is us for evaluation of cancer vs fibrocystic tissue?

Pregnant- sent for ultrasound of thick breast tissue and result was fibrocystic. How accurate is us for evaluation of cancer vs fibrocystic tissue?

Plz C Breast Surgeon: A normal ultrasound should be very reassuring but not definitive. It is best to see a breast surgeon who can take your medical history, do a careful exam, and review the ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a pea-sized tender underarm lump. What can it be? Can fibrocystic breast tissue extend all the way towards almost the back side of torso?

I have a pea-sized tender underarm lump. What can it be? Can fibrocystic breast tissue extend all the way towards almost the back side of torso?

Possibilities: Breast tissue can extend up toward the axilla. The small mass you feel could be - a lipoma, a cyst, a lymph node, if breast tissue then possibly a breast mass, fibrocystic tissue. You should see your doctor for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

If tissue on one: Of your breasts has become thick & like an orange peel in consistency - please see your physician promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or concerns need full evaluation with a doctor ; a mammogram. ...Read more

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What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

They are essentially: ...Empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline and gradually expand a new breast mound into being. They usually feel quite firm while being expanded but newer techniques keep them soft once the permanent device is placed. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have fibrous breast tissue?

How to tell if I have fibrous breast tissue?

Firmness & imaging: This is a diagnosis that is usually made on examination, radiologic imaging, or breast biopsy. ...Read more

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What is dense breast tissue? Is it bad to have dense breast tissue?

Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. One is not better than the other. We are all made a little differently ...Read more

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I have a lump in my breast tissue. Please help?

Med eval: Please see your physician to have a breast mass evaluated. ...Read more

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Felt something 'weird' in breast, went to gyn to have it checked. She said it was normal breast tissue. Should I let it go?

Felt something 'weird' in breast, went to gyn to have it checked. She said it was normal breast tissue. Should I let it go?

Breast sensation: Can you give a definition to the what you are feeling? Saying it feels "weird" doesn't give much information. ...Read more

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Does sports bra help or hurt breast tissue?

Does sports bra help or hurt breast tissue?

Neither: Wear whatever makes you comfortable. If you do a lot of aerobics, etc, the sports bra may offer additional support atht will decrease breast discomfort. ...Read more

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Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?

Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?

Yes, in some: For many women, caffeine intake (coffee, chocolate, soda/pop, tea) can make fibrocystic changes more active (pain and lumpiness). Natural hormonal changes or hormone intake can cause this as well. Stress is a big offender because it causes us to release more of our natural hormones.
Try decreasing caffeine intake and reducing stress. If no relief, contact your doctor. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more