Breast cancer is something that Dr. Max takes very seriously. As a medical doctor, Dr. Max does everything in his power to keep all of our patients safe at all times throughout their visit and procedure. When it comes to cancer and breast implants, women can rest assured that there is no link between them. We will take a look at some of the evidence that exists. We’ll also look at how breast implants can interact with mammograms and cancer detection.
One of the most reassuring things that you can do if you have questions about your breast implants is to call Dr. Max at (817) 529-9199. Whether you’re a future patient or a current one, we would love to talk with you about your questions regarding breast implants and cancer. Our highly-trained staff is always happy to take your call so get in touch with us today.
Cancer, Mammograms, and Breast Implants
Women can move forward with breast augmentation and have full confidence that it will not increase their risk of breast cancer. Many reputable organizations have concurred with the leading studies that show no link between implants and breast cancer. This is true for both saline and silicone implants. Women should also be aware of a few special considerations they may need to take for mammograms.
Mammograms are some of the best ways to detect breast cancer early. Patients with breast implants should undergo regular mammograms. But there are a few things you should know.
- Implants Cover Tissue – One of the issues with implants is that they cover some of the breast tissue where tumors can grow. To get enough pictures of the tissue, more pictures may be required during your mammogram.
- Moving the Implant – To get these extra pictures and get a full view of the breast tissue, the implant may need to be gently moved.
- Special Type of Mammogram – Another thing to know is that if you have implants you may require a special type of x-ray mammogram.
- Compression – Finally, all mammograms require some compression of the breast. With breast implants, the same amount of pressure is required. However, there is a very slight risk that the pressure can cause the implant to leak or rupture. However, this risk is well worth it to reduce the risk of cancer.
How to Get Started with Dr. Max and Breast Implants
Patients that are interested in learning more about their options for breast implants can call us at (817) 529-9199. Call and schedule a preliminary consultation here at our offices. Of course, if you just have questions or want to learn more about our practice, we’re always happy to talk with you.
During your preliminary consultation, you can expect to spend a lot of time talking with Dr. Max about your goals for the procedure, your medical history, and all of the concerns you may have. Dr. Max may perform an examination and he may also have you try on some implant sizing bras. These are specially designed bras that let you “feel” what various size and types of implants will look like on your body.
If you have any questions or if you’re ready to move forward, get in touch with us today!