Treatment with Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction of Accessory Axillary Breast Tissues
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- Emsen, I.M. Aesth Plast Surg (2006) 30: 251. doi:10.1007/s00266-005-0160-7
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Supernumerary nipples and breast tissue often are dismissed as cosmetic curiosities. These structures have the potential for pathologic degeneration and may be associated with significant congenital abnormalities. In a prospective comparison of 100 Native American women with 100 non-Native American women, these accessory organs were found much more commonly among Native American women. Careful attention should be given to thorough evaluation and long-term follow-up evaluation of any patient with this anomaly. This study investigated a patient who underwent surgical removal of her axillary breast tissue with ultrasound-assisted liposuction. The advantages of this method include a minimal incision scar from the liposuction cannula and the ability to detect residual axillary breast by ultrasound.