reduction mammoplasty


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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

reduction mammoplasty

Surgery A procedure intended to ↓ size of hypertrophied and/or ptotic breasts. See Mammoplasty. Cf Augmentation Mammoplasty.
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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.
For congenital symmastia with macromastia, concurrent liposuction is more useful than reduction mammoplasty because direct excision of the upper web-like tissue might be insufficient, and because it minimizes injury to the internal mammary vessels.
Here we presented a case of epidermal inclusion cyst of the breast in a patient post bilateral reduction mammoplasty who complained of nonbloody nipple discharge, found to be secondary to ruptured epidermal inclusion cyst.
Crikelair and Malton [4] published the first reported case of occult carcinoma discovered during reduction mammoplasty in 1959.
IORT boost radiotherapy was combined with oncoplastic principles for partial mastectomy reconstruction as follows: glandular rotation (n = 109), dermoglandular rotation (n = 29), and tumor-adapted reduction mammoplasty (n = 11).
True juvenile hypertrophy is rare and should be treated by reduction mammoplasty after development has finished.
Nine surgical chapters detail procedures including reduction mammoplasty, lateral thoracic flaps, nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstruction, repair of the partial mastectomy defect with the latissimus dorsi flap, and staged-immediate free tissue transfer.
These problems can be severe enough to inhibit females from participating in physical activity (Lorentzen and Lawson 1987, Mason et al 1999, Gehlsen and Albohm 1980) and can cause females with large breasts to seek reduction mammoplasty (Greenbaum et al 2003, BeLieu 1994, Ryan 2000, Wilson and Sellwood 1976, Maha 2000).
For the breast with greater ptosis and/or greater weight than that amenable to the horizontal/oblique approach, the Wise pattern RRM technique based on a reduction mammoplasty allows unparalleled access to all breast quadrants and the axillary tail, and results in cosmetically concealed scarring away from the upper and medial breast poles.
She was offered reduction mammoplasty but intraoperative haemorrhage lead to right simple mastectomy.

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