Accessory Breast Liposuction

Accessory breasts are mainly classified into gland type and adipose type. Due to the extremely low proportion of adipocytes, gland typed accessory breasts mostly necessitate direct excision to achieve obvious improvement. Adipose typed accessory breasts comprise 70% of fat globules and mostly feel loose and soft, so they can be rapidly and effectively corrected by liposuction. At present, for the treatment of adipose accessory breasts, WiSH Clinic adopts the latest Ultra-Z liposuction method, which only requires creating a 0.5-cm incision at the armpit. Dr. Chuang first guides a special ultrasonic lipolysis probe into the adipose layer of the accessory breast, then emulsifies the fat globules and small parts of mammary tissues by the vibration and thermal effect of the high-frequency ultrasonic wave, and finally suctions fats by a negative pressure liposuction machine. Ultra-Z liposuction not only completely removes superficial fats but also prevents postoperative skin laxity; thus, it is the most effective accessory breast liposuction method.

Surgical conditions


  • Type of anesthesia: IV sedation + local anesthesia
  • Type of incision: A 0.5-cm needle hole at the armpit
  • Recovery: Immediate
  • Removal of stitches: 5–7 days

General instructions

No food and water on the day of surgery

  • Massage the liposuction site for 1 month postoperatively.
  • Avoid obesity in the future.

Ideal candidates

  • Patients with an adipose-proliferative accessory breast
  • Those with a pseudo-accessory breast due to obesity or armpit fat accumulation
  • Those with chronic skin diseases at the armpit due to an excessively big accessory breast

Possible complications

  • Skin laxity
  • Armpit depression
  • Incomplete correction
  • Accessory breast recurrence

Surgical advantages

  1. The surgery takes less time, and the recovery is quick.

  2. The incision is too small to leave a scar.

  3. There is almost no pain after the operation, and patients can go to work the next day.

Surgical drawbacks

  1. The results are relatively poor for the gland typed accessory breast.

  2. The skin may become looser postoperatively.

  3. Future obesity may result in the recurrence of accessory breast.

Possible procedure in conjunction

Before & After

These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same.

Accessory Breast Liposuction