mastopexy


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mastopexy

 [mas´to-pek″se]
surgical fixation of a pendulous breast.

mas·to·pex·y

(mas'tō-pek'sē),
Plastic surgery to elevate and reshape a ptotic breast; may or may not involve prosthetic augmentation.
[masto- + G. pēxis, fixation]

mastopexy

(măs′tə-pĕk′sē)
n. pl. mastopex·ies
Plastic surgery in which the breasts are lifted or reshaped.

mastopexy

A cosmetic surgical procedure in which sagging breasts are elevated and at the same time age-related changes in the size and contour are corrected.

mastopexy

Breast surgery The surgical lifting of the breast with removal primarily of the skin; a tightening procedure for breasts sagging from the viscissitudes of aging, atrophy, lactation, pregnancy, gravity Complications Hematomas, infection, breast asymmetry, altered sensation, loss of function in nipple areolar region, scars. See Mammoplasty.

mas·to·pex·y

(mas'tō-pek-sē)
Surgical procedure to affix sagging breasts in a more elevated and normal position, often with some improvement in shape.
[masto- + G. pēxis, fixation]

Mastopexy

Surgical procedure to lift up a breast. May be used on opposite breast to achieve symmetrical appearance with a reconstructed breast.
Mentioned in: Breast Reconstruction
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Review of the literature revealed three studies that focused on staged reduction mastopexy and NSM for women with large, ptotic breasts [1, 13, 23].
Mastopexy is usually very successful but you may notice loss of sensation in your nipple and areola.
A mastopexy, or breast lift, is a less intensive operation than a full breast augmentation.
Becky Langham, 33, who runs a fashion business, had her breasts reduced last year from a G cup to a B cup in an operation called a lollipop mastopexy, which gets its name from the lollipop-shaped scars it leaves on the breasts.
Breast surgeries were divided into the following four categories on the basis of expected infection risk: 1) limited procedures, including reduction mammoplasty, mastopexy without implant, and mastectomy without axillary dissection or reconstruction; 2) procedures that involve implants; 3) mastectomy with axillary dissection; and 4) procedures that include reconstruction.
The surgery included, inter alia, a bilateral mastopexy with subpectoral breast augmentation and rhinoseptoplasty to repair a deviated septum.
A breast lift (mastopexy) is safe and beneficial when performed immediately following breast implant removal, according to a University of California at Los Angeles study.
BREAST uplift, or mastopexy, is an operation to lift sagging breasts by changing the shape of them and NOT the size.
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and recontour sagging breasts.
In the section on the breast they cover augmentation and reduction mammaplasty, mastopexy, breast reconstruction for partial mastectomy defects, prosthetic breast reconstruction, latissimus and abdominal flap breast reconstruction, other free flaps, and lyphedema.
Oncoplastic BCS can be defined as the combination of reduction mammoplasty and mastopexy techniques with breast conserving surgery.