Breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation; Breast implants; Implants - breast; Mammaplasty

Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge or change the shape of the breasts.

Breast lift (mastopexy) - series

Breast lift (mastopexy) is usually performed for drooping breasts, which may occur after a woman has had children. Mammograms (breast X-rays) and a routine breast exam are required before surgery.

Breast reduction (mammoplasty) - series

Breast reduction is usually performed for enlarged breasts (macromastia), but may also be indicated by cystic breast infections (polycystic mastitis), back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, breast pain, or headaches, loss of sensation in the breasts, arms, or fingers, sleeping problems or poor posture resulting from large breasts, pigmented bra-strap groove, or striae (scarlike lines) on the breasts. Mammograms (breast X-rays) and a routine breast exam are required before surgery.

Breast augmentation - series

The breasts consists of a framework of connective tissue and a system of glands and ducts that produce milk. Fat makes up the majority of the breast tissue. Behind the breast tissue are the Pectoralis muscles.

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