reduction mammaplasty


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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.

re·duc·tion mam·ma·plas·ty

plastic surgery of the breast to reduce its size, shape, and position, usually indicated for relief of symptoms of macromastia and for cosmetic purposes.

reduction mammaplasty

n.
Plastic surgery on the breast to reduce its size and often to change its shape and position.
Surgical reduction of oversized breasts, a reconstructive procedure warranted when oversize breasts interfere with normal function and physical activity. The procedure involves removing excess breast tissue and skin, repositioning the nipple and areola and reshaping the remaining breast tissue

re·duc·tion mam·ma·plas·ty

(rĕ-dŭk'shŭn mam'ă-plas-tē)
Surgical procedure of the breast to reduce its size and (frequently) to improve its shape and position.
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The safety of a different pedicle in secondary reduction mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg 2001;108:1086.
Technique of mass excision and reduction mammaplasty
The spiral, or string, dissection for "de-epithelialization" in reduction mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg 1978; 62: 806-807.
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.
Alternatively, successful management of gestational gigantomastia using reduction mammaplasty has been previously reported (11).
"Reduction Mammaplasty." The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Reduction mammaplasty is a surgical option performed to reduce weight and reshape figures in symptomatic women.
In one patient, accessory nerve palsy developed after reduction mammaplasty and abdominoplasty surgery (Case 1).
"Thus, patients who are considering bariatric procedures should be encouraged to pursue that operation before proceeding with reduction mammaplasty," according to the new study by ASPS Member Jeffrey A.
"Anxiety and subjective quality of life preoperatively and 4 months after reduction mammaplasty," J.
Eighteen healthy women presenting consecutively for medically recommended reduction mammaplasty at an ambulatory surgery practice underwent the same surgical protocol and postoperative care following preoperative randomization (n = 6 each) to one of the three treatment conditions: usual care, 8 adjunctive supportive attention sessions, or 8 adjunctive hypnosis sessions targeting accelerated wound healing.

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