Plenty of women worldwide choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery to enhance their natural curves. Though breast augmentation procedures and breast implants are a fairly common surgery and have low risks, a new study published by the British Medical Journal shows that breast implants could make it more difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during the early stages.

The Study’s Findings

The study says that the breast implants can obscure the breast tissue during a mammogram, making it harder for doctors to view the underlying tissue beneath the implant.

Despite what the studies find, Dr. Jennifer Walden, a U.S. plastic surgeon, told the media that the findings should be taken with a grain of salt. Walden reported that the study did not take age into consideration, didn’t examine the body mass index or the weight of the patients, which can confirm some added risk to diagnosing breast cancer.

Walden stated that proper placement of breast implants may even help with early breast cancer detection, because if the implant is placed behind the muscle, the tissue can be more visible during a mammogram.

Do Breast Implants Affect Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis During Mammogram

Are You Ready for Breast Implants?

Regardless if breast implants hinder or help the detection of breast cancer, you still need to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure before you undergo any type of surgery. If you are a good candidate, you will:

–          Be in good health

–          Will not have lofty expectations of the surgery

–          Know all of the risks involved

–          Have the financial means to pay for the surgery

–          Are getting it for you, not someone else


If you are ready to have breast implants, then you should make an initial consultation with our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team at our breast enhancement centers in Manhattan or Long Island. We offer plastic surgery for moms, as well as other breast enlargement procedures including fat transfer to the breasts (natural breast augmentation). We will work closely with you to make sure all of your expectations are met.

Concerned about being able to afford your procedure? Our staff and patient care coordinator will help to work out a financing plan that conveniently fits into your budget.

If you are ready to change your life for the better and attain the body you’ve always wanted, call our breast augmentation centers in NYC or Long Island, New York today.