Do Breast Implants Interfere With Mammograms?

If you are considering breast augmentation, you may have questions about how this procedure will impact breast cancer screening in the future. The truth is, there is no way to claim, with 100 percent certainty, that breast implants will not impact breast cancer screening. However, you can be 100 percent certain that methods exist that allow for the detection of breast cancer even after implants have been placed.

As a breast cancer survivor and board-certified plastic surgeon, this issue of particular interest to Dr. Roberta Gartside. She would be happy to address any questions you have during your free breast augmentation consultation, and to discuss effective breast cancer detection methods following implant placement.

Mammograms with Breast Implants

Following breast augmentation, mammograms may not be as effective at early cancer detection. Even when implants are placed underneath the muscles in the chest, mammograms may cause damage to the implant, and scar tissue surrounding the implant may impact results.

There are a number of effective alternatives to mammography practiced by experienced physicians in the D.C. area – many of whom specialize in breast cancer detection with implants. Dr. Gartside will be happy to discuss this with you in more detail during your free breast augmentation consultation

To learn more about breast augmentation in Virginia and Washington, D.C., please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Gartside.