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Implants and Mammography Screenings – The 411

Are you contemplating breast augmentation surgery? Do you currently have implants? Are you concerned about whether your implants will affect a mammography screening? Rest assured you are not alone. Both Silicone and Saline implants can affect mammography screenings. The good news is most radiology technicians are trained to use special imaging techniques and make adjustments to ensure they get the best, most comprehensive view of augmented breast tissue.

breast enhancementArm yourself with good information – you can’t have too much of it. Consider the following:

  • Research. Research. Make sure that your mammography facility has experience imaging women with saline and silicone implants.
  • The placement of your implants is an important factor when it comes to mammography. Here’s why: Implants placed below the pectoral muscle are less likely to interfere with a clear view of breast tissue than implants placed above the muscle. This is information to share with the technician.
  • Be sure to inform the imaging facility when you schedule your appointment and remind the technician about your implants when you arrive, especially any important details about them – the type, placement, size, and shape.
  • If you are considering implants, discuss with your surgeon the possibility of getting a base-line mammogram prior to the procedure.
  • Conduct monthly breast self-exams. Any changes to your breasts that you notice during your self-exam should be reported to your doctor, immediately. Deciding on breast implants means committing to being especially proactive about your breast health.

Any concern you may have about future mammography screenings should not deter you from pursuing cosmetic breast enhancement. The expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Price, can make all the difference.

If you have questions about your existing implants or are considering augmentation surgery, call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Price, today: (203) 453-6635.

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Get A Lift…A Breast Lift!

Breast Lift in ConnecticutIt’s true…many women are unhappy with their aging bodies or how their body looks following child bearing. Ignoring changes to our bodies is all but impossible and watching our breasts change over time can be discouraging. Heredity, gravity, significant weight loss, childbearing and breastfeeding can contribute to sagging, low hanging breasts.

Perky, younger-looking breasts are definitely appealing, whether you are a new mother or a grandmother. Although breast implants remain one of the world’s most popular elective surgeries, many women are opting to forgo implants and beautify their décolletage with breast lift surgery or mastopexy. 

Want to know more? Read on

  • A breast lift does not change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breasts.
  • A breast lift takes approximately three hours. It is done by Dr. Price under “twilight” anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in our office.
  • During a breast lift, extra skin is removed and your breast tissue is tightened and lifted to the proper location. If your breast lift is performed in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery, your implants will be inserted prior to the closing of your incisions with tiny sutures and the bandaging of your breasts.
  • Depending on your new breast shape, your nipples and areolae (the dark area around your nipples) may be relocated.
  • You may feel uncomfortable for a few days following surgery. Mild pain medication should be
  • You should be able to return to normal activities in a few days and sports activities within a month. The shape and size of your breasts will continue to improve as the days go by.

A breast lift can:

  • Improve the symmetry of your breasts, resulting in a more pleasing shape.
  • Elevate your breast tissue, creating a more youthful appearance.
  • Reshape and support the contours of your breasts.
  • Improve the look of your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue.

Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to more youthful looking breasts. Call to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Price, today: (203) 453-6635.

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