reduction mammoplasty


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Surgical reduction of oversized breasts, a reconstructive procedure warranted when oversize breasts interfere with normal function and physical activity. The procedure involves removing excess breast tissue and skin, repositioning the nipple and areola and reshaping the remaining breast tissue

reduction mammoplasty

Surgery A procedure intended to ↓ size of hypertrophied and/or ptotic breasts. See Mammoplasty. Cf Augmentation Mammoplasty.
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In cases of congenital symmastia with macromastia, reduction mammoplasty is a very useful surgical method because it reduces the breast volume and simultaneously removes the lower web-like tissue with ease.
Snyderman and Lizardo [5] performed a landmark study investigating the presence of occult carcinoma in reduction mammoplasty specimens.
Correctly-fitted, supportive bras have been found to alleviate up to 85% of these problems, allowing females to exercise in greater comfort and potentially removing the need for breast reduction mammoplasty (Greenbaum et al 2003, Wilson and Sellwood 1976, Maha 2000).
Key words: gravidic gigantomastia, gestational macromastia, simple bilateral mastectomy, bromocriptine, reduction mammoplasty.
Primary NHMECs were derived from tissues salvaged at reduction mammoplasty and obtained through the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (National Cancer Institute and National Disease Research Interchange, Bethesda, MD).
The study sought to determine if reduction mammoplasty is the solution to the physical complaints that are most commonly voiced by women before such an operation.
Furthermore, a significant amount of blood use in elective surgery was accounted for by major orthopedic procedures--total hip and total knee replacements--and plastic reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, including cosmetic surgery, including cosmetic reduction mammoplasty.
Plastic Surgery: Abdominoplasty/Panniculectomy Breast surgery - Implant removal and/or replacement; Gynecomastia reconstruction in the male patient; Augmentation mammoplasty; Reduction mammoplasty or breast reduction surgery; Liposuction: Lipectomy, Suction-assisted; Cosmetic surgery; Chemical exfoliation or peel; Cosmetic laser surgery; Cutaneous Ulcer, Chronic - Electrical Stimulation; Ear lobe deformities; Hair transplantation; Mentoplasty (Chin Augmentation, Genioplasty); Plastic Surgery to Correct "Moon Face"; Porcine Skin and Gradient Pressure Dressings; Reconstructive surgery - general criteria; Scar revisions; Skin redundancy following massive weight loss.
Our results showed that in 62 macromastia and gigantomastia breasts, with long N-N and large resection weights, the SMP reduction mammoplasty pattern was safely used.

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