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What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants ?
A breast Augmentation is surgical term referring the accentuation or enhancement of the breast. This can presently be accomplished by serial fat grafting or the utilization of artificial material called breast implants. May I suggest you consider a consult with a member of the ASAPS in local area regarding breast enhancement to answer any further questions regarding Breast Augmentation. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Breast augmentation is the name for the surgical procedure to enlarge the brreasts with breat implants. Breast implants are the surgical devices either silicone or saline filled "bags" that are placed beneath the breast during breast augmentation.
A breast augmentation is the surgical procedure to enlarge the breasts using an an implant or fat. Breast implants are medical devices that that may be used for cosmetic enhancement (augmentation) or for reconstruction.
Find a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Breast Augmentation is the surgical procedure. The breast implants are the silicone or saline device which is placed in the the breast to achieve the augmentation. Breast augmentation is also termed breast enhancement. Breast implants come in many shapes and sizes. Also, there are silicone and normal saline implants which can be smooth walled outer shell or textured. I hope this is helpful