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.