If this is a documented fibroadenoma and is not causing any problems, it is fine to go ahead with breast augmention. Fibroadenomas are quite common this situation is not unusual in my practice.
Thomas C. Wiener, MD
this information is not a substitute for a consultation by a board certified plastic surgeon.
Thank you for your question. It is safe to do breast aug in this type of conditions, provided it is proven benign and small.
Thanks for your question. This is a common finding as the others have indicated. Depending on how big it is, where it is, and if it's associated with any pain or discomfort I would make my decision as to what to recommend. Obviously if it is near where the incision will be made for the implant, then I would take it out at that time. I agree that it is best to send it off for evaluation. A pea size mass that has been stable by exam and ultrasound for years is not worrisome. If it's the size of a grape then that might be a different story. Finally, the fibroadenoma (assuming that is what it is) can enlarge with pregnancy and that might affect your decision too. The mass is usually very easily removed and likely could be done at the same time. Best of Luck!
It sounds like you have a really good grasp of your diagnosis. I assume you have had good work up. It is safe to perform a BA. Most women choose to leave these alone if they are benign rather than removing them. If you have a strong history of breast cancer, then removal should be more of a discussion with your breast surgeon.
Please make an in-person consultation with a ABPS board
certified PS to evaluate you and discuss your options.
Hope that helps and best wishes!
ABPS Board Certified
Thank you for your excellent question.
It appears that you have very good self awareness of this condition, and that you have properly been worked up for it by your physicians.
In terms of having a breast augmentation, this should not be a significant concern. However if it is to be removed, I would recommend that you have it sent to pathology as a specimen to confirm the benign nature of the mass/tumor.
Sergio Pasquale Maggi, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgery Center
Fibroadenomas are extremely common and many women have them without realizing that they do. The key word here is benign. It would be optional for you to have it removed, although most women choose to leave it alone. It the patient wants it removed I usually do so as a courtesy to the the patient, especially if it's near the incision site.
Small benign tumors that are not growing are not a problem with breast augmentation. Sometimes they can even be removed during the augmentation. Your plastic surgeon should have a plan to address this issue, and probably consult with the doctor who follows you for the fibroadenoma.
Thanks for your inquiry and an excellent question. The answer is it depends. Thankfully the fibroedenoma is small and not changing. If the fibroadenoma is easily palpable and located near an incision location that can be used to place your implant, then it most definitely can be removed at the same time. I would recommend you send it to pathology if it is removed. If it is difficult to access through any planned incisions, it may be best to leave it alone. Please ask your surgeon at your consultation and best of luck.
Thank you for the question. A lesion that has been worked up and found to be a benign (such as a fibroadenoma) can be removed during the time of breast augmentation surgery. This is especially true if the lesion is close to the planned incision for the breast surgery. Best wishes.