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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Crikelair and Malton [4] published the first reported case of occult carcinoma discovered during reduction mammoplasty in 1959.
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).
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).
1] after subtraction of grain counts for the control section incubated with 100x the excess "cold" antibody or as a percentage of mean receptor levels measured in the healthy breast epithelium of the 9 reduction mammoplasty specimens.
Today's reduction mammoplasty is a much more reliable operation than it was 10 years ago.
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.
Wide margins can be achieved by therapeutic reduction mammoplasty.
The cases included normal breast tissue obtained from 6 reduction mammoplasty specimens, 8 cases with fibrocystic change, 8 fibroadenomas, 5 intraduct papillomas, 2 lactating adenomas, 3 cases with duct ectasia, 7 gynecomastia, and 63 invasive carcinomas including 3 male cases.
When you should or shouldn't authorize a reduction mammoplasty.
Over the past decade, several reports have emerged describing integration of local tumour excision with a classical reduction mammoplasty procedure.
That said, having a reduction mammoplasty is a major operation and should not be undertaken lightly.

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