Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa - Blog

Are Mammograms Necessary For Breast Surgery?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Most, if not all, women know the importance of receiving a mammogram to check for healthy breast tissue. Mammograms are a vital part of women's health as they begin to age to protect against breast cancer. But did you know that mammograms may be required by doctors prior to breast surgery? 

Mammogram Blog

When receiving elective breast surgery such as a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a breast reduction at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, there are a few pre-surgery preparation steps that must be taken. Depending on your family medical history and age, one of these preparations may be getting a mammogram.

When to Get a Mammogram

According to the American Cancer Society women at an average risk of breast cancer should follow specific guidelines on when to get a mammogram. These guidelines are as follows:

  • Women age 40 to 44: optional mammograms annually
  • Women age 45 to 54: mammograms annually
  • Women ages 55 and older: mammograms every other year or optional yearly mammograms

What is Considered "Average Risk?"

Women who are at an “average risk” include those who have not had breast cancer in the past, who do not have a strong family history of breast cancer or the BRCA gene, and who have not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30. These guidelines may differ for those who are at a high risk.

Breast Surgery at Silk Touch

At Silk Touch, Dr. Nealy follows these guidelines as well as those set by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which state that doctors should only have patients tested when necessary. 

If you do not meet these requirements then it is likely that you will not have to receive a mammogram prior to your elective breast surgery. Any additional questions you may have can be discussed with the doctor at your consultation. For more information on how to prepare for your breast surgery consultation visit our website or call us at 208-939-3110.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Related Blog Posts:

Topics: Breast Enhancement, Dr. Jason Nealy, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation

10 questions to ask during your cosmetic surgery consultation

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Mar 23, 2021 10:30:00 PM

When getting ready for your cosmetic surgery consultation it’s important to do your research and come prepared with questions. Whether you’re meeting with the experts at Silk Touch, or another cosmetic professional, having a list of questions ready ahead of time can ensure you get everything you need from your surgeon before making your final decision about the procedure.

Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Questions Blog

Below are 10 questions we think may be helpful to you as you gear up for your consultation.

  1. Do you think this procedure will be beneficial for me and that I am a good candidate?
  2. Should I combine this procedure with another one to help me get the results I am wanting?
  3. What should I do ahead of time to prepare for my procedure?
  4. When will I begin to see results?
  5. Are there any risks or complications I should be aware of before the procedure?
  6. What kind of scarring can I expect from the incisions?
  7. How long do the results last, and will additional procedures be required down the road to maintain the results?
  8. What kind of anesthesia is given and how is it administered?
  9. How would you respond if an emergency were to happen during the procedure?
  10. What are your credentials? Are you a board certified surgeon?

We hope these questions are useful to you and that you use them as a guide to coming up with your own. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

We are now booking consultations with Dr. Nealy! Give us a call at 208-939-3110 to get on his schedule today!

Curious about the difference between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery? Check out our previous blog post to learn more.

 

Request a Free Consultation

Topics: cosmetic surgery, Dr. Jason Nealy

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all

Most Popular Posts