I'm 1.5 weeks out of having an explant. I'm considering having a lift and possibly fat transfer in a few months. I'm thinking it would be good to get a mammogram before having these procedures done to a) ensure nothing is wrong now, and b) do it to get my normal baseline appearance. I'm 37 so I'm not quite at the recommended age. I know things are still healing and settling down inside, and that this actually takes a while -- so how long should I wait? Thanks!
How Long After Explant Can You Get a Mammogram?
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Mammogram after explantation
Unless you are in a rush I would wait a few months until the breasts are completely healed. Allow the swelling to go away and the breasts to soften.
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How long after explant can you get a mammogram?
Implant Removal and Mammogram
Thank you for your question. Usually several months for the inflammation to completely subside, but your surgeon knows how much was done, and they can determine your time frame. I hope this helps.
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It would be my impression that a minimum of 6 weeks from your surgery would be best. I also agree with your thoughts of getting a baseline before your proceed with any other procedure.
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