Eden’s A-Z of Breast Augmentation: The Letter M!

I love sharing the things that I've learned on my own boobie journey. I never thought I'd learn so many new words and phrases... and I still feel like I'm learning new things!


Eden's A-Z of breast implants may be your first step to learning more about breast augmentation.


All things... M

Halfway through the alphabet we have... the letter M.



The medical term for a breast lift, which is the re-shaping/sizing of breasts that sag or droop.



Also called 'mammaplasty' or 'mastoplasty', this is the cover-all medical term for breast surgery to enlarge (augment) or reduce (remove) the breast tissue.



Here at EKI we love a good mantra!


Eden's boobie mantras (Part I & Part II) wrap up all the best bits of advice for your boobie journey into neat pieces of advice.



This is the brand of implant. The FDA has approved select manufacturers - Allergan, Mentor, Sientra & Ideal.



Do you, or don't you massage the breasts after implant placement?


Advice on whether or not to (and how to) massage your breasts after implant surgery is dependent on a variety of factors. Never massage unless told to. Always check with your Board Certified plastic surgeon. (With both of my BA's, I was advised not to massage, but that may be different for you!)



These are the important steps in your boobie journey. Early milestones include your first post-op shower and being pain-free. Then, your later milestones include getting back to exercising and your new girls feeling part of you.


Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a single-session surgery that typically combines breast enhancement and tummy tuck. Called a 'mommy' makeover because it's a surgery on the rise in women who are done having babies and are ready to do what's necessary to get their pre-baby bodies back.


Mondor's Cord

A Mondor’s Cord is inflammation of a vein just under the skin of the breast or chest wall. Most women experience them in their breast crease a week or two after surgery.


Morning Boob

Early post-op, at night when your body is only making little movements your muscles tighten up. When you wake-up in the morning you feel this as tightness and discomfort in your breasts.


It feels a lot like breast engorgement (when your breast milk comes in after having a baby), or like your boobs are rocks! I promise, it doesn't last.



Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a type of scan that uses a strong magnetic field to produce a detailed image of the inside of the body.

The FDA recommends that women with silicone breast implants obtain MRI's every 2-3 years to check for a silent rupture.


Muscle Spasms

Morning boob (see above) is one type of muscle spasm you may experience in the chest after the placement of breast implants. They're usually short-lived. The larger the implant, the longer it takes the chest muscle to 'get used to' the implant.



There is lots of information out there about breast implants and breast augmentation. Not all of it is true!


If something sounds 'a bit off' it probably is! These myths may cause confusion. Stick to reliable sources of information when you're on your boobie journey, and if you're not sure... ask... ask your surgeon, ask your boobie sisters and trust your instincts.


Learning your boobie journey alphabet doesn't have to start at 'A' and end at 'Z'! Dip in and out of Eden's A-Z of breast implants and breast augmentation of your quest to being totally informed! :)