inframammary fold

(redirected from Inframammary line)

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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This procedure can begin with either a W-shaped curvilinear incision crossing the midline of the epigastrium or with two separate crescentic incisions along the inframammary line. Compared with the W-shaped incision, the separate incisions sacrifice correction of the skin laxity of the midline in order to avoid an apparent scar.[4] In this case, the patient accepted the W-shaped curvilinear incision across the midline with consideration of her apparent contour deformity of the upper epigastrium.