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mammogram with subfascial implant placement
I am inquiring how much tissue is hidden with the subfascial position? My mother and grandmother had breast cancer is this an ok placement with my family hx?Ps recommended this after asking for submuscular.
First with your family history you should have a GENETIC TESTING done.
Subfascial is the same as subgladular in position.
There is some interferance in mammoram the percentage depend on your breast size, breast tissue density. I usually recommend submuscular in someone of your case, after consultation with the genetic counselling, and after obtaining a digital mammogram.
Based on these factors you may require MRI for breast follow-up.
Proceed cauciously with consultation with your BOARD CERTIFIED PS
The recommended placement for someone in your situation would be submuscular as this will allow your mamography technician to see the results more clearly. Be sure to tell your technician that you have implants, they are trained to perform this procedure differently in women who have implants.
Of every 8 women WITHOUT a family history, one will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Your risk is significantly higher.
Aside from NOT having a breast augmentation, the second best placement would be under the pectoralis major muscle (dual plane technique). A subfascial placement is a largely marketing term for putting the implant under the breast gland since the muscle fascia is extremely thin and makes NO difference as regards to coverage.
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