Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that increases the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. It is commonly performed using breast implants, which can be filled with either saline or silicone gel. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and typically takes one to two hours to complete.
The goal of breast augmentation is to improve the appearance and proportion of the breasts, and the procedure can be customized to meet the individual needs and desired outcome of the patient. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with breast augmentation, and it is important to discuss these with a qualified plastic surgeon before making a decision.