Cooper's ligaments are the fibrous connections between the inner side of the breast skin and the pectoral muscles. Working in conjunction with the fatty tissues and the more fibrous lobular tissues, they are largely responsible for maintaining the shape and configuration of the breast. They bear a major portion of the task of preventing breast ptosis.
The superficial extension of these ligaments come to peaks attached to the skin, which anchor the body of the breast to subcutaneous tissues, known as retinacula cutis.
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Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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|Suspensory ligaments of the breast||✓|
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