mastopexy

[ mas-tuh-pek-see ]
/ ˈmæs təˌpɛk si /

noun Surgery.

fixation of a pendulous breast.

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Origin of mastopexy

First recorded in 1900–05; masto- + -pexy
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Medical definitions for mastopexy

mastopexy
[ măstə-pĕk′sē ]

n.

Plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts.mazopexy
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