mastopexy


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mas·to·pex·y

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

[masto- + Greek -pēxiā, fixing (from pēxis, from pēgnunai, to fix in place; see pag- in Indo-European roots).]
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mastopexy

(ˈmæstəʊˌpɛksɪ)
n
(Surgery) cosmetic surgery to lift sagging breasts
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mas•to•pex•y

(ˈmæs təˌpɛk si)
n., pl. -pex•ies.
plastic surgery to lift the breasts.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastopexy - plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breastsmastopexy - plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts
anaplasty, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
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Translations

mas·to·pex·y

n. mastopexia, corrección plástica del seno pendular.
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Other procedures, like a breast mastopexy or reshaping of the breasts is usually done after an en bloc capsulectomy as well as even fat transfers to minimize the decrease in size that occurs.
round implants, biofilms, dual-plane breast augmentation, the inframammary approach and the dual-plane pocket, the transaxillary approach, periareolar mastopexy augmentation, infra-areolar zigzag augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation with large volume fat grafting, revision breast augmentation, and postoperative management.
(22) described a young female patient in the post-lactational period who was diagnosed with a giant size hamartoma followed by an excisional biopsy and required mastopexy. The median size was 5 cm ranged from 1 cm to 10 cm in our study.
When discussing the problems leading to a revision of augmentation/ mastopexy, most commonly reported issues were capsular contracture and asymmetry correction (10-13).
However, in recent years, nipple-sparing surgery applications in patients who undergo breast reduction or mastopexy surgeries have also shown that secondary breast reduction surgery is safe when performed with appropriate technique.
A bilateral mastopexy was planned to remedy the situation but the patient defaulted follow-up.
In these circumstances, reverse abdominoplasty is combined with mastopexy or reduction/augmentation mammaplasty, which can be conducted in a single stage using the same incision.[5] In general, because the breasts expand and become oversized after massive weight loss, patients prefer reduction mammaplasty to modify the breast deformity.
Potential strategies for this patient subgroup include staged NSM and reduction mastopexy or NSM with simultaneous reduction mastopexy [1, 10, 13, 15-21].
The most common procedures were "tummy tuck" (abdominoplasty), breast-lift (mastopexy), and face-lift.
The vertical scar mammoplasty technique was first described by Lotsch (15) in 1923 for mastopexy and was adopted later for breast reduction by Arie (16).