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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]

mammoplasty

or

mammaplasty

(măm′ə-plăs′tē)
n. pl. mammoplas·ties
Reconstructive or plastic surgery of the breast.

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.

mammoplasty

Surgery Any form of surgery to the breast. See Augmentation mammoplasty, Breast implants, Mastopexy, Reduction mammoplasty.

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]

mammoplasty

Plastic surgery on the breasts. Surgery to increase the bulk is called augmentation mammoplasty; surgery to make breasts smaller is called reduction mammoplasty. When breasts have been removed for cancer, breast reconstruction is possible.

Mammoplasty

Surgery performed to change the size of breasts.
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Recurrent deformities following reduction mammoplasty and correction of breast asymmetry.
Secondary reduction mammoplasty can be performed due to inadequate volume resection in the previous operation, breast deformity, or recurrence of macromastia.
The primary aim of the surgery when achievable is to remove the mass and perform a reduction mammoplasty to match the normal opposite breast without a contralateral symmetrisation procedure.
Bimonthly Rates of Reduction Mammoplasty and Bilateral Prophylactic Oophorectomy among Female Residents in (A/C) New York State and (B/D) New South Wales between 2009 and 2014.
Recommendations for pathologic evaluation of reduction mammoplasty specimens: a prospective study with systematic tissue sampling.
The prevalence of fibrocystic changes of breast tissue of patients who underwent reduction mammoplasty in Rasool-Akram, Firuzgar and Sadr Hospitals during 2007-2012.
Ten normal control (NC) breast tissues were collected from age- and gender-matched patients who underwent mammoplasty. This study obtained the approval of the Ethics Committee of the Huaihe Hospital of Henan University and written informed consent from each patient.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers breast reduction North Shore, also known as reduction mammoplasty, for patients unhappy with breast size or in pain due to large heavy breasts.
assessed the impact of using ReGeneraTing Agents (RGTA)--biodegradable polymers designed to mimic HS in the ECM of damaged tissue--in 17 patients with breast hypertrophy who underwent mammoplasty. Patients received topical treatment on one breast 1, 4, 8, and 11 days after surgery.
Also the apron flap technique of reduction mammoplasty has never been used as a term to define previous nipple-areola graft or free nipple graft techniques better.
Other conditions associated with striae distensae include augmentation mammoplasty, intense slimming diets, anorexia nervosa, excessive use of marijuana, chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, rheumatic fever, typhoid fever, cardiac surgery, and organ transplantation [14,17].
The surgical management options are mastectomy with implant reconstruction and breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) either as a pedicle-based technique or with a free nipple graft.