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Breast augmentation - series - Normal anatomy

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.


Incision

Incision

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


Procedure

Procedure

The implant may be placed beneath the breast tissue.


Procedure, part 2

Procedure, part 2

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


Aftercare

Aftercare

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


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Review Date: 1/10/2021  

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