How Much Does It Cost to Remove Axillary Breast Tissue from Under One Arm?

I have axillary breast tissue under one arm. I would like to know what the price range is to have it surgically removed or liposuctioned out. Or is there a non-surgical option? I understand I need to consult with a plastic surgeon to find out my true options and cost however I wanted to know a range before pursuing it further. And does insurance ever cover this type of procedure?

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Axillary Breast Tizsue Excisiona

If the axillary breast tissue is not causing significant symptoms, no insurance will cover it. The costs depends on several things such as the location, the size of the tissue and how you would tolerate local anesthesia. A small amount of tissue that can be excised in the office under local anesthesia can probably be done for $800 to $1500. To find out for sure, as you said, you need a consult with a Plastic Surgeon.

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Axillary Breast Tissue

Thank you for your question.

It is not possible to give you non-surgical options without an examination.  Pricing can range from $1500 on up depending on exactly what is performed and how it's performed.

It will be best to visit with board certified plastic surgeons in your area to discuss in more detail after an examination of the area of concern.

Best Wishes.

Axillary breast tissue and surgical costs

This is a straight forward question with a direct answer.  In my facility your total cost for liposuction to that region would be $1200, and $1500 for excisional surgery if it is appropriate.  That is inclusive of anesthesia and facility costs. Hope that helps.

Neil Gottlieb, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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Excision of ectopic breast tissue

Some insurances will cover the procedure.  See a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation and ask him to attempt to preauthorize it.  The price would vary between formal excision and liposuction.  Depending upon the type of tissue, it may not be amenable to liposuction.   If lipo could be performed, it would certainly leave a smaller scar  but this is within the realm of the consultation discussion.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Remove Axillary Breast Tissue from Under One Arm

Axillary breast tissue removal like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area. South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge starting at $1000 + MD Anesthesia related costs (if needed) for axillary breast tissue removal. Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Axillary Breast Tissue Removal

   Axillary breast tissue removal is difficult with liposuction alone.  The tissue, however, may be fat, which, of course, is amenable to liposuction.  After an exam to determine the best approach, a reasonable charge may be $2000 or so.

Axillary breast tissue

If you have axillary breast tissue, then liposuction usually is not successful. It is best to excise it directly.  The fee will vary.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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