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Normal anatomy:

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.


Normal anatomy


Incision:

Incision sites are made as inconspicuous as possible, either in the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast.


Incision


Procedure:

The implant may be placed beneath the breast tissue.


Procedure


Procedure:

The implant may be placed beneath the pectoralis muscle and the breast tissue.


Procedure


Aftercare:

A woman's decision to have breast augmentation varies from person to person, which may include increasing feelings of confidence and self-esteem.


Aftercare



Review Date: 10/19/2007
Reviewed By: Hebe Molmenti, M.D., Ph.D., Private Practice specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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