Thanks for your question. Breast implants do cause a problem for some in reading mammograms although an experienced radiologist usually does not have a problem with reading the mammograms. The implants compress the breast tissue which can make it more difficult to see all of the breast tissue. Occassionally calcifications form after a while and the augmented breast may rarely confuse the mammogram readings. The implants can be salt water filled or silicone filled and are not hiding any tissue because they are not opaque. Usually there is not a problem with reading the mammograms of an augmented breast and if there is any question then a scan can usually look closer. Breast feeding is almost never a problem after implants, although in rare cases, breast feeding is difficult because of the original small amount of breast tissue before implants or the pressure of the implants. Risk is very small. Strong family history should indicate at least yearly mammograms and exams. Best of luck to you!
what are the health consequences of not enlarging a womans breasts? I think cosmetic breast augmentations should be illegal.
the right bra and some weight gain can improve the appearance of most breasts.
I am against cosmetic breast augmentation. Psychotherapy should be an option first - and bias charges against men or people who pressure her to enlarge them should be considered.
Safety of breast implants is always in question - it is a prothetic under tissue that is vulnerable to cancer.
Breast reconstruction after cancer is a different matter and I think should be a different area of medicine.
Absence of breasts sounds questionable, how do you know that tissue will develop or expand when the woman becomes pregnant?
Can your practice exist without performing this procedure? Think of the ethical implications of this and consider my perspective. Have a nice day.