Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)of Breast Implants: How, when and why?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the breasts can be used to image breast implants to check for ruptures or leaks. MR imaging may also be used as an adjunctive tool to conventional mammography for women with implants. MRI gives radiologists significant freedom in acquiring direct views of the breasts in any plane or orientation. This is […]

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Nipple sensation after breast augmentation: Does the incision site make a difference?

When it comes to choosing an incision site for breast augmentation, the most common question that I get relates to the ability to maintain nipple sensation. In 2010, the vast majority of breast augmentation occurs through either an infra-mammary incision or a peri-areolar incision. In my practice, the overwhelming majority of patients end up choosing […]

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Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.

Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than in the past. In particular, recent evidence has confirmed that mammograms offer substantial benefit for women in their 40s. Women […]

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Mammography Guidelines for Women with Breast Implants

Women with breast implants should follow the same American Cancer Society (ACS) program of recommended mammograms as women without breast implants. However, due to the implant, several special mammography views must be taken to allow visualization of both the breast tissue and the implant. For this reason, diagnostic mammography is usually performed on patients with […]

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