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.
Incision sites are made as inconspicuous as possible, either in the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast.
The implant may be placed beneath the breast tissue.
The implant may be placed beneath the pectoralis muscle and the breast tissue.
A woman's decision to have breast augmentation varies from person to person, which may include increasing feelings of confidence and self-esteem.
Last reviewed 2/8/2011 by David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardnes, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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