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Can u get a chest ex ray after having breast implants in say 3 weeks later ?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Xray's do not impact your breast implants.

In brief: Yes

Xray's do not impact your breast implants.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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