Can I Still Get a Mammogram after Breast Augmentation?

Oct 15, 2011

Yes. In fact, it is strongly recommended. Breast health after breast augmentation is just as important as breast health before breast augmentation. Unfortunately, some women avoid mammograms after breast augmentation because they are afraid that the compression of the breast during a mammogram will cause their breast implants to rupture. Although this is possible, it has always been a rare event, and with improvements in breast implant technology, it is less likely than ever.

And if your breast implants do rupture as a result of a mammogram, they will still be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty covers the replacement cost of the implant, may cover some surgical costs, and may be in effect as long as you have your implants, so you can get mammograms with confidence ten, fifteen, or even twenty years after your breast augmentation.

Even in the rare event of breast implant rupture due to a mammogram, breast implant replacement is a simple and highly effective surgery. When compared to the uncertain outcomes of a delayed cancer detection, the choice is clear: getting regular mammograms after breast augmentation is your best option.

To learn more about mammograms after breast augmentation, please talk to Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso in person at his Tampa area plastic surgery practice. He will listen to your concerns and help you fully understand the risks and benefits of breast augmentation.

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