Breast Health Before and After Breast Implants

Following breast augmentation, promoting the health of your breasts is much the same as before the procedure. Some of the ways to promote breast health include:

  • Wear a properly fitted, supportive bra to decrease the effect of gravity on your breasts.
  • Promote healthy, firm, vibrant skin by eating well, staying hydrated, and regularly moisturizing your skin.
  • Receive regular mammograms when recommended by your doctor.
  • Ask your doctor about the proper way to perform a monthly breast self-exam.

When you receive a mammogram, you must inform your mammographer that you have breast implants. A mammography captures images of the inside of your breasts. In some cases, implants can obscure certain abnormalities and make these abnormalities difficult to detect; however, the mammographer can make adjustments to compensate for the presence of a breast implant. If you choose to perform breast self-exams, ask your doctor how to examine breasts with implants.

Caring for your breasts and overall health prevents breast sagginess and encourages skin elasticity, leading to a youthful, healthy breast appearance.

If you are interested in breast augmentation with breast implants and live in Knoxville, Sevierville or Knox County, Tennessee, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation.


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