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Can Damage Be Done to my DIEP Plus Implant Reconstruction if I Have a Mammogram?

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Damage with Mammogram

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I have not seen issues with having a mammogram done, as long as 6 months is given from the primary reconstruction procedure.    Many breast surgeons recommend mammogram to assess for chest wall or skin changes.

Even with the presence of a small implants, it should be safe after 6 months to assess the breast mound with a screening mammogram.

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Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Mammogram after DIEP

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It should not be a problem to have a mammogram after a diep flap reconstruction. You should just wait several months until it has healed.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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