Screening diagnostics post breast reconstruction

Silicone implants can interfere with screening techniques and may have a falsifying effect on results, but special techniques have been devised to reduce these limitations.

In addition, invasive methods for diagnosis and treatment such as biopsies could potentially damage the shell of the implant and lead to implant removal.

Make sure you inform in advance the physician and the medical staff involved about the presence of your implants so that they may suggest the most suitable screening method and perform examination with the appropriate technique,

Please note MRI examinations are contra-indicated when using certain expanders in a two-stage breast reconstruction. Ensure you inform the doctor or technician if you have an expander or if you will need to undergo MRI during your reconstruction process.