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.
Yes. Yes, these areas can be addressed during breast reduction surgery. Very important to communicate your goals and concerns with your plastic surgeon. This is often best done in front of a full-length mirror. Best wishes; breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.

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Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but I'm not sure what it involves, and I'm kind of embarrassed to ask..

Gynecomastia . Gynecomastia is male breast enlargement due to glandular over growth. Generally the fibrous glandular tissue is not amenable to suction removal. Breast enlargement caused by fatty deposits may be removed by suction techniques. You must be examined and counseled by someone you feel comfortable talking to. Male breast cancer occurs in 1% of all breast cancers, so one sided enlargement should not be ignored. Read more...
Depends on severity. Male gynecomastia is very common, the surgeries used to treat it vary on the amount of reduction needed and on your skin elasticity. A board certified plastic surgeon can go through the options with you; but may involve excision of tissue and / or liposuction. Do not feel bad, most of the males treated typically are embarrassed about the way they look and is their primary motive to seek help. Read more...
Typically both . There are different degrees of excess tissue but in most cases, a combination of liposuction and resection of the dense tissue behind the nipple is needed. Read more...
Both. It all depends on your physical exam. If you have fatty large breast and little skin excess, you may be a good candidate for liposuction alone. But if you have large glandular breasts and extra skin, some of that may need to be removed surgically. Read more...

I am hoping to have breast reduction surgery next spring. How do I find the best surgeon?

The Best Breast . Surgeon should be board certified and perform a breast reduction routinely. You should be able to see before and after pictures of patients that he has operated on. Most importantly, you should feel comfortable with the doctor and the staff. Read more...
First speak. To your family doctor to recommend one , or from family member , colleague etc who had it done. Other way is to call your local medical society , hospital etc to recommend a surgeon certified by american board of plastic surgery , the rest is up to you. Read more...
Referral. Asks friends and your primary care doctor. Breast reductions are very straight forward surgery for a board certified plastic surgery. Get a few names and see who you are most comfortable with. . Read more...
Research... I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. Read more...
Board Certified PS. Always choose a Board Certified PS http://drnichter.com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/ Read more...

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

Breasts . Breasts in both men and women are composed of fat and breast tissue. Depending upon how much breast tissue you may have in proportion to fat, liposuction will be of great benefit. Many males have bot h liposuction performed as well as a small incision along their areolae to remove any remaining breast tissue. Read more...
Effective. Liposuction is very effective in reducing the size of the male breast. If there is fibrous tissue (breast tissue) direct excision may be necessary. Read more...
Less effective . In young male breast where fibrous tissue predominates. More than likely you will need a subcutaneous mastectomy alone or in conjunction with lipo. Read more...
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...
Very Helpful. Liposuction is extremely helpful from male breast reduction, but often, it's not the full answer. When skin is loose, unstuffing the skin with liposuction ay leave the skin lax. If there is dense fibroglandular tissue, usually found under the nipple, liposuction alone cannot remove it. In these situations an incison is used to either remove the excess skin or remove the fibroglandular tissue. Read more...

What happens to the fat that is removed during a breast reduction surgery? What happens to the fat that is taken from the breast during a breast reduction surgery? .

Usually . Usually any tissue that we remove during a breast reduction is sent to pahtology to have it examined and then it is disposed of.www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...
They . They tissue removed at time of breast reduction is sent to pathology to be examined for any malignant cells or any other abnormalities. Read more...
Medical Waste. Usually tissue removed during breast reduction surgery is evaluated by pathologists to rule out any abnormality including carcinoma. Afterwards, it is discarded as medical waste. Read more...
Pathology. In the U.S., the standard of care is to send the tissue that has been removed during a breast reduction to the pathologist for examination. Read more...

I had a breast reduction in feb. And when I went back for a follow up he told me a mark I had on my left breast had basil cells a-3 b-2 e-2 specimen #2 is received in formalin labeled left breast tissue and consists of approx.725 grams, 14.0 x 14.0

Not . Not sure what the question is but basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer seen and it is very common in whites mostly in sun-exposed areas. It is typically easily cured with local removal. Make sure you follow up with your surgeon to find out if was all removed or if he needs to take more skin. Read more...
Basal cell cancer. If you had basal cell carcinoma and it was removed with the surgery you probably don't require any further treatment. If there were positive margins, you should have the lesion completely removed. Read more...

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

Reshaping. Good ol norristown! reminds me of my years in philly. Breast reduction is essentially a reshaping of the breast through the removal and rearrangemnt of breast tissue. It requires some taking away the excess and closing up the breast tissue in a way that maintains the normal round shape. There are several techniques which result in satisfactory outcomes. Read more...
Reducing/reshaping. Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. During this operation, “excess” breast tissue and skin is removed. The breasts themselves are lifted on the chest wall. This operation tends to help patients with neck, back, shoulder discomfort and may help patients with posture as well. Best wishes. Read more...
Smaller & lighter. You make the breast smaller, lighter and more uplifted. There are several different methods to do this, surgically. Most women are very please with the improvement in their breast shape and size, and also in the improvement in their posture, should strap grooving, and neck & back issues that are related to breast weight. Read more...

How many pounds can they remove with breast reduction surgery?

Usually not so much. This is not an operation for weight reduction. Most reductions are in the range of 800-2000 grams for both breasts combined, which is about 2-4 pounds. The operation is most often done for symptoms related to the weight of the enlarged breasts: neck and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and fungal infections of the skin under the breasts--not for weight loss. Read more...
1-3 pounds. Removal of 1-3 pounds of weight from each breast can result in a significant improvement in posture, pain relief, and other symptoms. Although this may not seem like a lot, it may be enough to provide you significant improvement. Secondarily, your breasts will also be lifted to a more youthful position. Read more...
1-4 Pounds. Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations would perform. By removing the low/heavy breast tissue/skin (1-4 pounds), many patients will experience improvement in neck, back, shoulder discomfort. Best wishes. Read more...
Whatever is extra. The amount of breast tissue removed is determined by what we want to leave behind. The difference between what is there and where we want to be can be 1, 2 even 5 lbs. In larger reductions. Read more...
1000gms=2.2lbs. Generally speaking, the more tissue that is removed, the greater risk for potentially compromise the vascular and nerve supply to the nipple. Read more...

Can laser scar removal remove scars from a surgery such as breast reduction surgery?

Improve not remove. Some scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss the best type of reduction scars prior to surgery and methods to minimize the incisions. After surgery, i commonly advise paper tape for 4 mos + silicone gel. Read more...
Laser resurfacing. Can *improve* the appearance of a scar, but does not erase or totally remove a scar. That's just the way we heal, any time there's a cut in the skin, with automatic production of scar tissue. Read more...
No. It is possible that laser scar treatment may improve the appearance of scars; unfortunately, no modality of scar treatment will “remove” scars. Most scars' appearance improve significantly with time. Read more...
It helps. Depending in the skin type and color, laser can be very helpful in reducing the color and thickness of the scar. Read more...