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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

What is breast enlargement surgery?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure to reshape the breast in order to make it larger. The procedure can also be performed to reconstruct the breast following breast surgery.

Possible complications associated with breast augmentation surgery

Possible complications associated with breast augmentation surgery may include, but are not limited to, the following:

A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline:

There is no evidence that fertility, pregnancy, or the ability to nurse will be affected by breast implants. However, if you have nursed a baby within the year before breast augmentation, you may produce milk for a few days after surgery. This may cause some discomfort, but can be treated with medication prescribed by your physician.

About the procedure

Although each procedure varies, generally, breast augmentation surgeries follow this process:

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