subcutaneous mastectomy n.
Surgical removal of the breast tissues, with preservation of the skin, nipple, and areola, usually followed by the implantation of a prosthesis.
- Subcutaneous operation
subcutaneous operation n. An operation, as for the division of a tendon, performed without incising the skin beyond a minute opening.
- Subcutaneous ring
subcutaneous ring n. See superficial inguinal ring.
- Subcutaneous tenotomy
subcutaneous tenotomy n. Division of a tendon by means of a small pointed knife introduced through skin and subcutaneous tissue without an incision.
- Subcutaneous tissue
subcutaneous tissue n. A layer of loose, irregular connective tissue immediately beneath the skin; it contains fat cells except in the auricles, eyelids, penis, and scrotum.