Axillary Fat Pad (Breast) Removal

Axillary fat pad or axillary breast 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. It is usually bilateral and sometimes unilateral too. This condition is usually by birth and often enlarges due to hormonal surges like puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

According to studies, axillary breast tissue can occur in 2% to 6% of women. It makes the area appear lumpy and "meaty", especially when your arms are down.

Both men and women can undergo liposuction to achieve a variety of different goals. In men, liposuction is often used to treat gynecomastia and other fat areas around their torso, while women use it more commonly around the stomach, hips and thighs. If one or more of the following apply to you, liposuction is an option to consider.

There are different types of liposuction available. Some of them are Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction, Laser Assisted Liposuction, and Suction Assisted Liposuction. Your Plastic surgeon will suggest you the procedure that is right for you

Common problem faced by women with axillary breast:

You may also be able to feel the tissue, as it is thicker and more palpable. It may become particularly troubling before menstruating or with pregnancy, since the axillary breast can swell and feel more sensitive (just like your breasts). Weight gain can make it look worse.


It is a day care procedure. Local or general anesthesia is administered if liposuction is performed. General anesthesia is for surgery involving excision. Your procedure will take about an hour or so.

An incision is made within the armpit fold. This incision may measure just millimetres if liposuction is used. This incision may be extended if excision is performed. Through this incision, excess tissue is removed with the preferred technique. The incision is then closed and dressed. Pressure garment applied.