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an adding on.
bladder augmentation augmentation cystoplasty.
breast augmentation popular name for augmentation mammaplasty.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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breast augmentationA 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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