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What are the risks of removing blocked milk ducts and tightening of the skin around the top of the arms?


I have had blocked milk ducts under both arms for 8 1/2 years.  I want them removed and want the skin around the top of my arms tightened. What are the risks of the skin tightening procedure?  (My mother has a history of pre-menopausal breast cancer).


There are no milk ducts in the arm pit area. There are sweat glands called apocrine glands that in some patients cause excessive sweating or boils/abscesses. The latter is referred to as "Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)" -

May I suggest you check out this reference and see if it is of assistance.


Gary R Culbertson, Md, FACS

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