The protuberant part of the human breast is generally described as overlying the second to the sixth ribs and extending from the lateral edge of the sternum to the anterior axillary margin. You will actually find that there is a thin layer of breast tissue extending deeper into the chest wall. There is actually a thin layer of breast tissue which extends deeper into the chest wall.
This fact is important when performing surgeries such as mastectomy, the aim of which is to remove the whole breast and mastopexy Sydney. The axillary tail which lies posteriorly is of importance to surgeons as well. Sometimes it may be palpable in normal people as well, while in some women it becomes palpable during lactation or menstruation. Sometimes if the tail is well developed people can make the mistake of thinking it is a mass or something in the breast tissue itself such as a lipoma or an enlarged lymph node. If you take a look at the gland the lobule is the most basic structure of it. The size and number of the lobules vary enormously: a large number is found younger women. From about 10 to over a 100 lobules drain into the lactiferous duct through tiny ductless. And you find about 15 to 20 lactiferous ducts in the breast tissue. Each and every one of the ducts are lined by myoepithelial cells which are arranged in a spiral fashion. These cells have a contractile function. The tendons of Cooper are deep pointed projections of ﬁbrous tissue ﬁlled with breast tissue; the apices of the cones are connected ﬁrmly to the superﬁcial fascia and thereby to the skin spread over breast. These ligaments are responsible for the contraction and dimpling of skin and there are lot of people who visit a Sydney breast clinic when this symptom appears.
The areola contains instinctive muscle set in concentric rings and also radially in the subcutaneous tissue. The epithelium of the areolar contains multiple sebaceous glands and sweat glands. And during pregnancy because of the need to lubricate the areolar these glands will enlarge. Anatomy is important from a surgical perspective because if you don’t know where exactly all of these structures lie and what exactly they are all made up of, then there is a higher risk of thing going pear shaped during the surgery and there is a higher risk of mistakes occurring. This is the reason why this knowledge becomes essential. And along with imaging these are the tools that help a surgeon visualize what exactly is wrong and make sure the surgery is a success.