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A 41-year-old female asked:

is it ok to have a ex ray 1 week after having breast implants in ?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes!: X-rays are definitely safe for breast implants. Mris and cts are used frequently with difficulty. The only thing that can be an issue is a tissue expander (metal port) when a MRI is necessary. I would be careful with compression views as this can move the implant and disrupt planes created only one week after surgery.
Dr. George R Valentini
Plastic Surgery 52 years experience
Yes but no mammogram: You certainly could have any type of non invasive x-ray after breast augmentation but it is not recommended to have a mammogram before 3 months since such examination early postoperatively might cause complications.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes.: Radiography should be no problem after breast augmentation surgery; best to avoid direct pressure on the surgical area however. Best wishes.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: No problems, except for a mammogram - where the squishing might be more painful and could damage the incision at just one week post-op.

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