Q&A with Dr. Farzad R. Nahai: Breast Implants and cancer surveillance

“Do breast implants make it harder to detect breast cancer lumps? I have breast cancer in my family and am considering getting breast implants.” – Anonymous Patient

Hello. Not necessarily. You can still have mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRI’s as a method of screening and detection for breast cancer with implants in place. There are some reports that detecting new masses is actually easier because the implant pushes and compresses the breast tissue from below to some degree. Depending on the implant type and location, above or below the muscle, you may need more views on a mammogram but early detection of suspicious lesions in the breast is still very feasible. –FRN

Dr. Nahai’s approach to his patients is based on each individual’s needs and goals. He keeps up with the latest advancements in his field. He looks for and studies innovative surgical techniques and aesthetic treatments and works with his patients to find the safest and most effective solutions for their aesthetic needs. Dr. Nahai is a true artist who enjoys helping his patients feel and look their best.

Schedule a free consultation today with Dr. Nahai at The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C.. The center serves patients around the metro Atlanta, GA area including Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell, and Buckhead.