Bakersfield Plastic Surgeon Clarifies Mammogram Reccomendations in Women with Breast Augmentaiton

Recent studies have recommendations about getting mammograms after the age of 50, but what if you have breast implants?
By: Darshan R Shah, MD, FACS
Nov. 17, 2009 - PRLog -- Recent studies have made recommendations that women should get mammogram after the age of 50.  These recommendations have stirred up controversy in the medical world, and has caused immense confusion with patients, especially as it relates to breast augmentation.

Patients who are considering breast augmentation should still consider obtaining a mammogram prior to their procedure depending on risk factors, no matter what their age.  Although large studies have proven that there is no correlation between breast implants and breast cancer, there is still the small risk of a mass being present before the surgical procedure.  Breast augmentation can effect (although minimally) detections of these masses, so a preoperative mammogram may have some use in detecting these masses.

After a breast augmentation  is performed, women should still follow the recommendations of their primary care physicians as to when and how often to obtain mammograms.  Most physicians recommend getting a mammogram at age 40 and then yearly after that.  New recommendations have to be evaluated and discussed with primary care physicians before implementation by patients.

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Dr Darshan Shah is a plastic surgeon in Malibu and Bakersfield, CA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and one of the top surgeons in the country. Voted Best of Bakersfield and Best of LA, Dr Shah is a highly respected authority in his field.
Source:Darshan R Shah, MD, FACS
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Tags:Breast Augmenation, Plastic Surgery, Breast, Mammogram, Implants, Augmentation
Industry:Beauty, Health, Medical
Location:Bakersfield - California - United States
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