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Lulu34
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Re: mammogram after implants

Hi jude.... If you still have breast tissue they can still do mammos the same way they do mammos on ladies who have cosmetic breast implants.... It takes a little longer to get you in position but it can still be done.

But if your symmetry surgery invoved removing all the breast tissue and replacing it with an implant then you wouldnt need a mammogram.

Lxx
RoadRunner
Member

Re: mammogram after implants

Hi Jude,

 

Yes they still do a mammogram of the good side.  You need to tell them that you have an implant (just the person doing the mammogram once you are in the room, not the receptionist or anyone public like that)  - then they will be more careful and will not put so much pressure on with the machine when they do it, to avoid damaging the implant.

Janet_BCC
Member

Re: mammogram after implants

Hi scone

 

This might be something the helpline could help with.  The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays.  The number is 0808 800 6000.

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

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scone
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mammogram after implants

Hello Ladies

 

can anyone give me any information as to how they mammogram you after reconstruction with implants?

I know they won't do the mastectomy side but will they do the 'good' side even though that  has had an implant also for symmetry.

 

thanks

 

Jude