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mammaplasty

 [mam´ah-plas″te]
plastic surgery of the breast; called also mammoplasty.
augmentation mammaplasty plastic surgery to increase the size of the female breast, or sometimes to uplift pendulous breasts. It can be done for purely cosmetic purposes, as when a woman wants larger breasts, or following mastectomy to replace surgically removed tissue (see reconstructive mammaplasty).
reconstructive mammaplasty breast reconstruction after mastectomy, done as an alternative to breast forms and specially designed brassieres to achieve a more normal appearance of the breast. If this procedure is chosen, it is usually considered to be just one stage in the total plan of treatment for breast cancer. It has both a psychologic and physiologic impact on the patient. Criteria used to determine whether reconstructive surgery is appropriate postmastectomy include the amount of tissue remaining after mastectomy, e.g., pectoral muscles, skin, and nipple; the probability of recurrent metastatic disease; appearance and size of the unoperated breast; and size and angle of the mastectomy scar. Adjuvant cancer therapy with radiation does not necessarily preclude additional plastic breast surgery.
reduction mammaplasty plastic surgery to reduce the size of the female breast. Physical and psychological problems that may be amenable to this include fatigue or a dragging sensation caused by the weight of the breasts, breast tenderness and discomfort, and difficulty obtaining adequate support even with a sturdy brassiere. Psychological stress can result from embarrassment over deep grooves created by the shoulder straps of brassieres, fear of ridicule, and difficulty in finding suitable clothing. Reduction mammaplasty usually involves removal of excess breast tissue by way of a curved incision under the breast. The skin is pulled taut and the nipple transplanted to its normal position in the center of the newly formed breast. After surgery the patient may need help in adjusting to a new body image. If she is of childbearing age she should be informed that normal lactation is no longer possible after this procedure.

mam·ma·plas·ty

(mam'ă-plas'tē),
Plastic surgery of the breast to alter its shape, size, or position, usually for cosmetic purposes, to correct congenital anomalies, relieve symptoms (that is, from macromastia), or correct deformities resulting from cancer, burns, or trauma.
Synonym(s): mammoplasty, mastoplasty
[L. mamma, breast, + G. plastos, formed]

mammaplasty

(măm′ə-plăs′tē)
n.
Variant of mammoplasty.

mammoplasty

Any form of cosmetic (plastic) surgery to the breast. Mammoplasty is performed because the breasts are perceived to be too small, sagging or too large, or require reconstruction after breast cancer.

mam·ma·plas·ty

(mam'ă-plas-tē)
Surgical procedure of the breast to alter its shape, size, or position, or all in combination.
Synonym(s): mammoplasty, mastoplasty.
[L. mamma, breast, + G. plastos, formed]
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Prediction of breast resection weight in reduction mammaplasty based on 3-dimensional surface imaging.
If a prediagnosed non-benign mass requiring wide local excision is being treated, breast volume for reconstruction by reduction mammaplasty could be insufficient.
" De-epithelization" of the dermal pedicle in a reduction mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg 1976; 57: 619-620.
The pedicled flap used in this study is a wide-based, epithelialized version of the traditional inferiorly based flaps used during reduction mammaplasty. The base of the flap was widened in attempt to preserve the natural arterial and venous supply to the NAC.
Carcinoma and atypical hyperplasia in reduction mammaplasty: increased sampling leads to increased detection: a prospective study.
Superior pedicle vertical scar mammaplasty: surgical technique.
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Surgical treatment with reduction mammaplasty is ideal but will almost invariably result in recurrence, necessitating secondary reduction or mastectomy.
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