Mammography After Breast Augmentation With Breast Implants

Having a mammography done is a very important step in taking a good care for your breasts’ health. Since many women choose breast implants as a solution to give better shape to their breasts, having a mammography after breast augmentation raises a lot of questions, and even concerns, among breast augmentation patients.

Breast Implants and Mammography

Breast Implants & Breast Augmentation

“How Do Women with Breast Implant Get Mammography Done? Does This Increase the Risk of Rupture?” a RealSelf user asked. “Routine screening mammography can potentially increase the chance of implant rupture, however, the risks of not having mammography are certainly higher. There was a special technique called the eckland technique you should ask your radiologist mammographer to perform that pushes the implants away from the area of breast needed to have a mammogram. Additionally, if you have silicone implants, MRI may be performed in lieu of mammography.” Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics’ Dr. Kevin Tehrani said.
Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays used for examination of woman’s breasts the and it is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool as well. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or microcalcifications. Breast Augmentation is the procedure of inserting breast implants to enhance the size and shape of  woman’s breasts. The breast augmentation procedure is usually performed using Silicone breast implants or Saline Breast Implants. Before you undergo breast augmentation surgery you need to be well informed about the steps of the procedure, the different breast implants types, the results you can expect, and the potential risks and complications that could occur. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kevin Tehrani, a leading plastic surgeon in Long Island and Manhattan.