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Evolution of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation and augmentation mammoplasty are plastic surgery terms for the breast-implant and the fat-graft mammoplasty approaches used to increase the size, change the shape, and alter the texture of the breasts of a woman.
Breast implants are medical prosthetics placed under the breast tissue or muscle to alter the size, shape, or contour of a patient’s breast in order to correct a defect, such as those created during a mastectomy (breast cancer surgery). Breast implants are also used cosmetically to enlarge the appearance of the breast during breast augmentation surgery.
In breast augmentation surgery, surgeons apply a variety of techniques to insert the breast implant. Additionally, the implants are placed in a variety of different “pocket” locations, that differ in indication and result.
Methods of breast implant insertion techniques include:
“Pocket” locations for implant placement:
- Dual Plane
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