How long should I wait post op before doing a mammogram?

I had my BA on Dec 21 so I'm around 5 months post op. I had 400cc mentor mod plus cohesive gel under the muscle with auxiliary incision. I am very happy with my results. My yearly physical with my family physician is scheduled soon which means I will be getting a mammogram. I remember my PS telling me before surgery that mammograms can still be done with implants.. How long should I wait before getting a mammogram? Should I be checking with my PS before doing one? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 5

Mammograms after surgery

I usually recommend to my patients to wait about 6 months after surgery before undergoing a mammogram.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. I typically advise no aggressive touching of the breasts for 6 weeks post op. At this point you should be well-healed but your breasts may still feel sensitive. I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon for their recommendation.

All the best

Mammograms after BA

In my opinion the post surgical mammogram that becomes your baseline mammogram should be performed at about 6 months. 
Please check with your board certified plastic surgeon. 

Leon Goldstein, MD
Madison Plastic Surgeon
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Mammogram after breast augment?

I recommend to my patients if they need a mammogram no sooner than 2 months. I would suggest speaking with your operating plastic surgeon.  Congratulations on your surgery. 

Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation and mammograms

Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.

  • Yes, you can have mammograms after breast implants -
  • The best approach is to see your surgeon for a 6 month visit and get permission then to schedule your mammogram.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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