Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 2014 Medical Terminology Word Mammoplasty

Mammoplasty

Mamm/ - Root

Mamm/ - Breast

O - CV

- plasty - Suffix

- plasty - Surgical Repair


Mammoplasty - Surgical repair of the breast

Most Mammoplasty that are performed are for Comestic purposes, to increase the breast size (mainly silicone implants). However, some Mammoplasties are done to detect or remove Breast Cancer.

Before a Mammoplasty is performed a Mammogram must be performed.

* Healthful Tip

Women 18 and over should perform a self breast exam monthly at minimum.