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mammaplasty

Pronunciation: mam'a-plas'te

Definition: Plastic surgery of the breast to alter its shape, size, or position, usually for cosmetic purposes, to correct congenital anomalies, relieve symptoms (from macromastia), or correct deformities resulting from cancer, burns, or trauma.

Synonym(s): mammoplasty, mastoplasty

[L. mamma, breast, + G. plastos, formed]

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