Mammaplasty

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Mammoplasty
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 85.31-85.32, 85.5
MeSH D016462

Mammaplasty, or mammoplasty,[1] refers to a group of surgical procedures, the goal of which is to reshape or otherwise modify the appearance of the breast. There are two main types of mammoplasty:[2][3]

  1. Augmentation mammoplasty is commonly performed to increase the size, change the shape, and/or alter the texture of the breasts. This usually involves the surgical implantation of breast implant devices.
  2. Reduction mammoplasty is commonly performed to reduce the size, change the shape, and/or alter the texture of the breasts. This involves the removal of breast tissue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mammoplasty". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Horndeski, Gary. "mammaplasty (mammoplasty) surgical procedures". Horndeski Method. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Breast Procedures". Wake Forest School of Medicine. Retrieved 10 February 2015.