What words should I know about breast augmentation?
Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
Breast enlargement or breast enhancement by surgery.
Also known as augmentation mammaplasty; breast enlargement or breast enhancement by surgery.
Medical devices placed in your body to enhance an existing breast size or to reconstruct your breast. Breast implants fall into two categories: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants.
A complication of breast implant surgery which occurs when scar tissue that normally forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant and becomes firm.
Drugs and/or gasses used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
Blood pooling deep to the skin.
An incision made in the fold under the breast.
Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
An x-ray image of the breast.
The removal of breast tissue, typically to rid the body of cancer.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging; a painless test to view tissue similar to an x-ray.
An incision made at the edge of the areola.
Breast implants filled with sterile salt water.
Breast implants filled with an elastic gel.
Submammary or subglandular or subfascial placement
Breast implants placed directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle.
Submuscular or subpectoral placement
Breast implants placed under the pectoral muscle, which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.
Stitches used to hold skin and tissue together.
An incision made in the underarm area.
A diagnostic procedure that projects high-frequency sound waves into the body and records the echoes as pictures.