I am having the fat under the arm pit removed by a Breast surgeon...should I have gone thru a Plastic surgeon? I am now having serious thoughts - are there any questions I need to ask before the surgery?
What Kind of Surgeon to Remove Fat from the Armpit?
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Accessory Breast Tissue can be removed by a Competent Breast Surgeon or a Plastic surgeon
The problem you describe is actually fairly common, and can be safely and effectively managed by a competent breast surgeon or a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Armpit tissue removal
Accessory breast tissue can be problematic for patients. It is certainly a good idea to have it removed. This can be done either by a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon.
Removal of Arm Pit Fat
The Axillary Tail (of Spence) of the breast is an extension of breast tissue. A good and meticulous Breast surgeon should be competent to perform the operation.
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