The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a big one, and one that demands careful consideration about all potential benefits and complications. A concern shared by many potential Pasadena breast augmentation patients is what impact breast implants will have on future breast cancer screening. Dr. O’Toole understands that this is an important concern and would be happy to address it in full during your breast augmentation consultation.
Breast implants can interfere with mammograms, making it important that you tell your physician that you have had breast augmentation. Many breast cancer specialists in the Los Angeles area have developed specific techniques to detect tissue irregularities in women with breast implants. Dr. O’Toole would be happy to provide you with the names of these specialists.
You can minimize your risk of mammogram interference by choosing the submuscular breast implant placement option. This option places the implants below both breast tissue and chest muscles, allowing for more accurate results from traditional screening methods.
If you are considering breast augmentation, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery or call (626) 689-7800 to schedule an informative consultation with Dr. O’Toole.