Axillar Tail of breast is a condition in which there is an extension of the breast gland into the armpit/ axilla.

Axillary tail usually presents as a mass in the axilla . It may be bilateral(both sides)or sometimes unilateral(one side). There may be associated with pain during menstrual cycles.

Not only is the mass aesthetically unpleasing it may also be a hinderance in wearing certain types of clothes (blouses, sleeveless garments etc). In many cases it can also affect their self esteem and confidence.


Liposuction combined with short scar excision technique is done. liposuction helps to eliminate the fatty component as well as produces skin tightening. Hence a short incision is sufficient to remove the breast tissue. This way the conventional method producing a long scar can be avoided.

Type of Anesthesia

Axillary tail removal is usually done under general anesthesia and it takes 45-60 minutes.

Post Operative Care

  • Axillar tail removal is done as a daycare procedure and the patient is discharged after six hours of monitoring.
  • The patient is advised to wear a compression garment for a period of 2-4 weeks for optimal results.

Possible Side Effects

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Mild asymmetry