A 41-year-old female asked:
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can u get a chest ex ray after having breast implants in say 3 weeks later ?

4 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,but why ?: A chest x-ray can be obtained at any time as needed and will be interpreted based on the history of the patient. If you have implants they will change the x-ray picture & the doctor will see the implants & take them into account during interpretation.They obscure less when looking at a side view x-ray.
Answered on Jan 2, 2013
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Xray's do not impact your breast implants.
Answered on Jan 2, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes but no pressure : Should be applied to the implants ( such as in a mammogram or prone position) to avoid the potential for bleeding or malposition.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
If Necessary…: Yes, medically necessary imaging can be done 3 weeks after breast augmentation surgery. However, care must be taken to avoid pressure upon the relatively fresh surgical site. Also, avoid positions such as a prone position early out of surgery.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013

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