Mammograms After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Mammograms After Breast Augmentation Surgery – New Tampa Surgeon, Dr. John Roach, Answers Your Questions

breast-augmentation-surgery-new-tampa-bigstock-nurse-assisting-patient-undergo-mammoFor women seeking breast augmentation surgery near New Tampa, the surgeon of choice is Dr. John Roach, founder of the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Dr. Roach completed seven years of intensive training in general, plastic, and reconstructive surgery with dozens of renowned surgeons.  While he excels in an array of cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Roach is predominantly well-known for his outstanding skill as a breast surgeon, and he has performed countless breast augmentation surgery procedures for patients from New Tampa and beyond.

If you are considering breast enhancement, you may be wondering whether breast implants will interfere with certain medical tests like mammograms.  Although breast implants can obscure mammogram images, making it more difficult for a radiologist to identify breast abnormalities, mammograms remain an effective screening tool for women with breast implants.

If you have breast implants, Dr. Roach recommends that you take the following steps to ensure that your mammograms are as effective as possible:

  • Ask your doctor to refer you to a clinic with radiologists who are trained and experienced in reading the mammograms of women with breast implants.
  • When you make your mammogram appointment, specifically inquire about the clinic’s experience.
  • Ask if the technician will obtain implant displacement views in addition to the standard mammogram images to better evaluate your breast tissue.
  • During your appointment, be sure to tell the staff that you have breast implants.

There is a slight risk that your breast implants may rupture during a mammogram.  Nevertheless, this risk is far outweighed by the benefits of mammography in the early detection of breast tissue abnormalities for all women, including those who have had breast augmentation surgery.  New Tampa surgeon Dr. Roach emphasizes that rather than being a reason to be afraid to get a mammogram, this is simply one more reason to ensure that the technician and radiologist who perform and read your mammogram are skilled in working with women with breast implants.  In sum, mammograms are a vitally important preventive measure to protect a woman’s health—whether or not she has breast implants.

Dr. Roach is available to help women make informed choices about breast augmentation surgery at his clinic near New Tampa.  To schedule a consultation to discuss breast implants, or to discuss any of the other cosmetic procedures or esthetician services we offer, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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