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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, involves surgically using implants, silicone or saline, to fulfill the patient’s desire for fuller breasts. Patients also elect augmentation to restore breast volume after weight reduction or pregnancy. The surgeon makes an entry incision in one of four places such as the armpit, bellybutton, areola, or the breast itself; the choice is generally made according to the size and shape of the actual implants, and the surgeon’s preference. Breast implant placement may be either subpectoral, under the pectoralis muscle, or subglandular which means placement is above the pectoralis muscle and below the breast tissue or gland. The recovery period after breast augmentation surgery is typically 3 to 4 weeks.

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