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Breast augmentation is a procedure to make the breasts larger.
The most common method is with the use of a breast implant. This is a breast shaped device that is placed in a surgically created pocket under the breast. The device consists of a shell, like a balloon, and a filler, either saline or silicone gel. Silicone filled implants are prefilled at the factory, whereas saline implants are filled in the operating room at the time of surgery. Implants come in many sizes, ranging from about 120 cc to 800 cc.
The incision used to create the pocket for the implant can be made in several possible locations; under the breast (in the infra-mammary fold), through an incision around the areola; through an incision in the armpit; or through an incision in the umbilicus.
Once the incision is made, the implants can be placed either on top of, or beneath the pectoralis muscle.
All of these decisions - the implant material, the implant size, the incision and the implant location relative to the muscle - are individualized, and made in consultation with your surgeon. Each option has advantages and disadvantages that will be discussed with you to help you make the choice that is right for you..