breast augmentation


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augmentation

 [awg-men-ta´shun]
an adding on.
bladder augmentation augmentation cystoplasty.
breast augmentation popular name for augmentation mammaplasty.

breast augmentation

popular name for augmentation mammoplasty.
A procedure for enlarging breasts that are small, underdeveloped, or involuted post-partum or post-lactation
Method Surgical insertion of prosthetic implants—containing saline—behind each breast. An incision is made either under the breast, around the areola or in the axilla/armpit, and a pocket is created for the implant either behind the breast or muscle between the breast and chest wall
Average cost—US $4,000-10,000

breast augmentation

A procedure in cosmetic plastic surgery designed to increase the size of the female breast usually by implanting a silicone oil-filled silicone rubber bag.
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The FDA's approval of INAMED([R]) Silicone-Filled Breast Implants follows its review of, among other data, four-year data from 715 women involved in the company's Core Clinical Study, which is an ongoing, 10-year prospective, multi-center safety study of women who have undergone breast augmentation, reconstruction or revision surgery.
He has worked tirelessly to keep the office equipped with the latest technology and information that breast augmentation, breast lifts and tummy tucks need to have.
Murphy and clinic for their breast augmentation work is both the level of communication they maintain with patients and the quality of the equipment available to the surgical team.
Walden is a nationally-renowned plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation remains the world's most-popular cosmetic procedure, with silicone implants rising in popularity by 11 % over the past year.
Breast augmentation increases volume and breast shape and can give women heightened self confidence.
Joseph Greco III of NuBody Concepts states that "Choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon is key to a patient's comfort and overall satisfaction with their procedure.
SVELT, an acronym for Serial Small-Volume Elective Lipo Transfer, offers women who are interested in breast augmentation but leery of silicone implants or other foreign materials the appealing prospect of removing unwanted fat from donor sites on their thighs, abdomen, and flanks and transferring it to their breasts, according to Dr.
For surgical procedures, breast augmentation is highest among women while eyelid surgery is prevalent among men.
Methods: From January 2006 to June 2014, the authors have found and applied "CD −4" theory to determine the width of breast implant (W) in dual plane I or II breast augmentation cases through transaxillary or periareolar incision for 560 patients.
A PLASTIC SURGEON PERFORMED bilateral breast augmentation surgery on a 31-year-old woman with the help of an assistant.
According to the report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 90,000 women got mastopexy done in 2013, while more than 290,200 people underwent breast augmentation surgery and 70 percent of these cases involved women of ages 30-54, CBS News reported.

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