What's the difference between breast augmentations and breast implants?

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What's the difference between breast augmentations and breast implants

Breast Augmentation is a way to enhance breast size/shape can also be referred to as breast reconstruction after surgery conditions affecting the breast. Breast Augmentation can be achieved by several methods such as with Implants this then can be called Breast Augmentation with Implants. The are also other Breast augmentation such as breast augmentation using fat transfer.Best wishersBulent Cihantimur. M.D.

Breast Augmentation

The word augmentation means to increase or grow. Therefore a breast augmentation is any procedure used to increase the size of breasts. This includes surgical augmentation with breast implants and fat transfer breast augmentation. These procedures differ from a breast lift, which is performed to add lift and reduce sagging of the breasts. To summarize, breast implants is a type of breast augmentation, but is not the only method for breast augmentation.

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation Versus Breast Implants

The goal of breast augmentation is to create an aesthetic breast with the size, shape, and projection that is desired by the patient. The augmentation, or increase in size, can be achieved by several methods. The use of saline or silicone filled implants is, however, the most common approach. Other, less common, approaches include fat grafting and tissue transfer.During a breast augmentation consultation, measurements of the breasts are used as a starting point to recommend a breast implant. From there, the decision on size, shape, and position of these implants is based on the patient’s anatomy, the type and size of the implant, patient preference, and the goals of surgery. What looks good on one patient may not necessarily be preferred by another patient. The decisions are highly personal. Click the link below for more info.
A detailed examination will help delineate the best surgical treatment. In office sizing and digital three-dimensional computer simulations can help guide your implant choices. Consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.

Breast augmentation

It is basically different ways of saying almost the same . Every time you use implants your breast are going to be augmented.  But you can also have breast augmentation without implants ( using fat transfer ) .best wishes 

Katherine Feliz Camilo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is commonly performed with breast implants. In essence it is the same.  Breast augmentation is sometimes performed using fat as well.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants

Thank you for your question. Breast Augmentation is the surgery performed and the breast implant is the device used to enhance the size of one's breast during the surgery.  There are a variety of breast implants on the market to accommodate each woman’s individual preferences and body type. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss more for individualized advice. 

Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation and breast implants are the same

Breast augmentation and breast implants  basically mean the same thing.    Breast on mentation usually means any procedure to make suppressed larger. The most common way to do that is with breast implants. There is also another type of breast augmentation and that is using fat transfer which is much less common. 

Adam Hamawy, MD
Princeton Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation vs. Implants

Great question!  Many people are confused by these two terms.  They are basically the same (or implied to be the same).  I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Best wishes! Dr. Desai
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Breast augmentation

Hello and thank you for your question. Breast augmentation and breast implants are essentially the same.  Augmentation is usually performed with an implant.  The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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What's the difference between breast augmentations and breast implants?

Breast augmentation is the technical term for the operation to place breast implants into your body.  The breast implant is the actual device that is placed inside you during a breast augmentation.  Please read below:

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