What is a reasonable fee for either a combination of lipo and excision or excision alone? Am I correct that this would need to be performed under general anesthesia? Thank you!
Post Breast Reduction Axillary Removal?
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Axillary breast tissue most often requires excision, not liposuction, and can be performed with local anesthesia.
Excessive axillary breast tissue can be problematic. Since it is mostly glandular, liposuction alone seldom works. Direct excision many times can be performed with local anesthesia only.
Axillary breast tissue
Axillary breast tissue is glandular inmost cases and requires direct excision. Liposuction will probably not help. The fee will vary from state to state.
Extra tissue under arms after breast reduction or breast lift
Extra tissue under the arms can be addressed with liposuction or direct removal depending on the circumstance. This can be done without going to sleep in some situations which would obviously reduce the cost to the 1500-2500 range.
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Axillary Tissue Removal
If the tissue is above or along the pec tendon, the area can be liposuctioned. If it is true axillary tissue, this may be a combination of breast tissue, lymphatic tissue and fat. If the area is lower, it may amenable to liposuction and/or excision. You really need an exam to sort this out.
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