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Breast Augmentation Acronyms


What do all these terms mean?


If you're new to breast augmentation forums, there will be a lot of acronyms used that you don't recognize. This list should help you navigate a little easier. Acroynms in italic font are acronyms related to surgery or the medical field. All others are just general acronyms.

AAASF - American Association for Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

AAAHC - Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

AMBS - American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

ABPS - American Board of Plastic Surgery

ASPS - American Society of Plastic Surgeons

ASAPS - American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

BA - breast augmentation

BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

BF - breastfed / breastfeeding

BL - breast lift

BO - bottoming out

CC - capsular contracture

cc's - cubic centimeters

CRNA - certified registered nurse anesthetist

CS - conscious sedation

CSPS - Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons

D&F - drop and fluff

DO - Doctor of Osteopathy

GA - general anesthesia

GP - general practitioner

HP - high profile

JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

MM - Mommy Makeover

MP - moderate profile

LP - low profile

MP - moderate plus profile

PS - plastic surgeon

TS - twilight sedation

TT - Tummy tuck

T/U - transumbilical (through the navel)

TUBA - transumbilical breast augmentation