Breast Augmentation and Mammograms | Dr. Steve Vu

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.

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