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Mammograms after Breast Augmentation

Mammograms are an important part of a woman’s ongoing preventative health regimen and one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer in its early stages. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that women over the age of 40 undergo a mammogram every two years.

A common question asked by women during their breast augmentation consultation with Philadelphia breast augmentation surgeon Dr. David Bottger involves how their procedure will impact their ability to undergo a mammogram after breast augmenation. Mammograms are just as important for women with breast implants as they are for women who have never undergone breast augmentation.

In general, the frequency of your mammograms should not change after breast augmentation, although the process might need to be tweaked slightly to reduce the risk of breast implant rupture and ensure you receive clear images. In many instances, your radiologist may simply need to take a few more x-rays of your breast tissue. Always makes sure you inform your radiologist that you have breast implants to ensure the proper adjustments are made to your mammogram.

One way to improve the accuracy of your mammogram results after breast augmentation is to choose the submuscular breast implant placement option (under the muscle). Dr. Bottger will discuss this option with you in greater detail during your consultation at our Philadelphia plastic surgery office.

Please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Bottger serves patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.