Many women who are considering breast augmentation are concerned that the procedure will impact their future mammogram results. This is a valid concern and not something that that should be taken lightly.
In fact, both saline and silicone breast implants can potentially impact the effectiveness of mammogram results, making it more difficult to detect signs of breast cancer. That being said, there are numerous studies that demonstrate mammograms are still fairly useful for women who have undergone breast augmentation.
The following tips will help you make sure your mammogram is as effective as possible after breast augmentation:
- Work with a clinic where the radiologists have extensive experience performing mammograms on women with breast implants
- Inform the clinic that you have breast implants when you book the appointment and remind them when you arrive for your mammogram
- If you notice changes in your breast, notify your doctor at once to determine whether additional imaging services are necessary
Ultimately, mammograms remain an effective tool to detect breast cancer in their earliest stages for women with breast implants. If you follow the tips listed above, you shouldn't worry about your breast augmentation adversely impacting your mammogram results.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation and you are in the Washington DC area, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.