Breast Augmentation and Mammograms
Real Patient Question:
I want to get an augmentation as soon as possible. Do I have to have a mammogram before I get it? I am 36 years old.
Dr. Vu’s Answer:
If your breast exam is normal and there is not a high risk for breast cancer, there is no need to risk radiation exposure at your age (albeit a low dose). You should get annual mammograms and breast exams once you are in your early 40’s whether you have breast implants or not.