Drs. Nassif and Dubrow questioned if the growths were fat or tumors, and Nassif pointed out that Samantha’s thyroid seemed swollen upon inspection. “The thing with Samantha is we need to resolve any issues with her thyroid before her surgery,” Nassif explained, citing that there could be a correlation between any thyroid “malfunction” and her armpit masses. Even the armpit boobs feel like real breasts!
Dubrow discussed that breasts can become enlarged during pregnancy at the tail of the breast tissue leading into the base of the armpit. However Samantha’s case extended years after giving birth. Any surgery could be dangerous, though, since that area of the body veers into what Dubrow dubbed “tiger country.”
“When you dissect in an area, there are things you can see and things you cannot see like lymph nodes,” Dubrow explained. “I’d rather not get into tiger country anytime soon.”