Ectopic Breast Tissue Treatment puts breast tissue back where it belongs

An often-overlooked condition, ectopic breast tissue can be a source of physical discomfort and emotional distress. Ectopic breast tissue treatments, offered under the expert guidance of Dr. Lukavsky at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, enable patients to take on this issue and alleviate the challenges associated with it. Our team is dedicated to helping patients traverse this difficult condition and experience a higher quality of life. 

Woman lying down in tan bralette

What is Ectopic Breast Tissue?

Ectopic breast tissue refers to the presence of breast tissue in locations outside the typical breast area. This condition can manifest in various forms, such as accessory nipples, glandular tissue, or breast-like structures, and often appears in areas such as the armpits, under the breasts, or along the milk line. While ectopic breast tissue is usually benign, it can sometimes cause physical discomfort, pain, and self-esteem issues for those it affects.

The benefits of Ectopic Breast Tissue treatments

Physical comfort

Ectopic breast tissue treatments can provide relief from the physical discomfort and pain that typically come with this condition. This includes alleviating tenderness, discomfort during physical activity, and skin irritation. 

Enhanced self-esteem

The presence of ectopic breast tissue can be a source of self-consciousness for many patients. Undergoing treatment can help boost patients’ self-esteem and improve their overall body image.

Improved quality of life

Treatment can address both the physical and emotional challenges that come with ectopic breast tissue, enhancing your overall quality of life and comfort.

Banner media

Who is a candidate for Ectopic Breast Tissue treatment?

Candidates for ectopic breast tissue treatment usually have the following characteristics:

  • Presence of ectopic breast tissue causing physical discomfort, pain, or emotional distress
  • Are in good overall health and are of sound mind 
  • Have a good understanding of the possibilities of the procedure

During a consultation with Dr. Lukavsky at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, he will conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history and current situation, ensuring that the care you receive is suitable for your issues and in line with your goals. 

What does the procedure entail?

The procedure for ectopic breast tissue treatment involves several key steps. 


It starts with a thorough consultation with Dr. Lukavsky, during which you will have the opportunity to go over your specific goals and treatment preferences. 


Anesthesia is administered to ensure that the patient feels comfortable for the duration of the procedure. 

Incisions and tissue removal

Dr. Lukavsky carefully removes the ectopic breast tissue through strategically placed incisions. The extent of tissue removal can vary based on the nature of the ectopic tissue and where it is located. 

Closing of sutures

Following tissue removal, the incisions are closed with sutures, ensuring a positive healing process and minimal scarring. This approach ensures that patients receive the best results possible while also protecting their well-being. 

Background media
Woman in bikini walking on the beach

The recovery process

The recovery process following ectopic breast tissue treatment is different for everyone but typically follows a general course:

Immediate postoperative period

Patients may experience some pain and discomfort, but these effects can be easily managed with prescription medications. 
Patients are usually able to return home on the same day or the day after their procedure. 

Return to normal activities

Over the course of a few weeks, patients will be able to slowly get back to their regular activities. This timeline will ultimately depend on Dr. Lukavsky’s recommendations. 

Are there any side effects?

As with any surgical procedure, ectopic breast tissue treatment comes with some potential side effects and risks. These can include bruising, swelling, scarring, infection, or anesthesia-related issues. Dr. Lukavsky will go over all of these risks with you in detail during the consultation and provide information on how to minimize them. 

Doctor media

Why choose Gold Coast Plastic Surgery?

A board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and unparalleled expertise, Dr. Lukavsky has successfully assisted countless patients in addressing their ectopic breast tissue concerns. From the consultation all the way through the recovery process, he works hand in hand with patients to ensure that they feel comfortable and confident with the treatment process. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, our team is committed to delivering secure, personalized procedures that prioritize patient safety, physical comfort, and overall satisfaction. Those who choose Gold Coast Plastic Surgery benefit from some of the best care Chicagoland has to offer. 

Contact our office today to schedule a private consultation and discover the transformative possibilities of our ectopic breast tissue treatments.

Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (312) 663-8632.