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January 29, 2014 | Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Transgender

Can breast implants interfere with the results of a self breast examination??


Yes, women can and should be performing breast self-examinations on a monthly basis whether they have breast implants or not. However, there are some guidelines for women with breast implants when doing breast self-examination. To help with the examination you should ask your surgeon to help you distinguish between your implant and your breast. When you perform the breast self-examination press firmly inwards at the edge of the breast implants so that you can feel the ribs beneath – checking carefully for any unusual lumps or bumps. It is essential that you are careful when doing this and try not to squeeze the valve on the implant too much as this can cause the implant to leak and deflate. If you notice any lumps or bumps then you should speak to your physician as soon as possible so that they can look at it more closely. Regular breast self-examinations are very important as breast cancer can happen in any one of any age. Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer and many patients who detect breast cancer in the early stages are very likely to survive. Technically speaking, people with breast implants aren’t more at risk of developing breast cancer than any other patient. Studies have shown that despite silicone breast implants causing scar tissue to form in the breast it does not increase the woman’s chance of breast cancer. The good news is that several tests have shown that women with breast implants are up to 50 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not have breast implants.

PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery has two different locations for your convenience, one office in Tampa, Fl. and the other in Coral Gables, Fl. We provide complimentary consultations with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons that provide high-quality cosmetic procedures to Florida patients as well as out-of-state patients. If you are interested in getting breast implants and are concerned about the effects the implants will have on a self examination contact us today to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon. We invite you to contact our Tampa practice today at 813-400-1465 to schedule a consultation where our surgeons can address your individual needs and goals.

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