inframammary fold

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in·fra·mam·ma·ry fold

(IMF) (in'fră-mam'ăr-ē fōld)
A crescentic zone on the chest wall below the female breast consisting of regular arrays of collagen in the dermis and an underlying condensation of superficial fascia, imparting shape to the breast and binding it to the pectoralis fascia.

inframammary fold

The lower border of the breast where it meets the chest wall.
Synonym: submammary fold
See also: fold
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Rachwal made an incision just below the infra-mammary fold of the breast, and placed a clamp into the incision and tunneled the clamp underneath the skin a rib space or two, he noticed silicone gel on the inside of the chest wall.