Is a Mammogram More Painful After Breast Augmentation?

Women who have breast augmentation surgery should still get mammograms.For many women, there are plenty of questions about what life is like after a breast augmentation. Sure, there’s the confidence boost that comes with enjoying new curves – but what about medical issues? For example, will you have trouble undergoing a mammogram procedure? Will it hurt?

Fortunately, there’s not much of a change to the mammogram procedure with breast implants. Dr. Aycock is here to help answer some of your biggest questions about mammogram with breast implants:

  • Is it more painful to get a mammogram with breast implants? The answer is no – there’s little difference between getting a mammogram with breast implants and getting one without implants. However, you will notice that you’ll need to spend a little more time in your mammogram procedure, as the technician will need to take more pictures to see all of your breast tissue.
  • Does this depend on the type of implant? Your mammogram will be conducted in the same way, regardless of whether you have a silicone implant or a saline implant.
    Differences between saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation.
  • Do breast implants impede the accuracy of a mammogram? Before you undergo your mammogram, you’ll usually be asked if you had breast augmentation on a questionnaire. When you answer “yes”, this will inform the technician that he or she needs to take a few more pictures in order to get the most accurate view of your breast tissue.

Dr. Aycock will be able to answer any additional questions you might have about undergoing a mammogram procedure with breast implants.

To learn more about living life after a breast augmentation procedure, schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.

Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.

By | 2017-10-23T09:28:51+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Breast Augmentation|

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