After the primary recovery from receiving breast implants, there is still some long-term maintenance required to ensure health and proper functioning of the implants. Ideally, patients are seen by the surgeon over a period of about two years (if the patient still lives in the area).
Breast implants should have lifelong follow-up, which can be performed by any qualified physician. In addition to following the status of the breast implants, it is also important to track the incision lines as they mature. In rare cases, if the post-surgical mark formation is unfavorable, there are some interventions available that can improve the situation.
Screening for breast cancer should also be done in patients with breast implants. The schedule for screening is recommended by the primary care physician. Routine breast screening should be managed by the primary care physician to ensure continuity, and the guidelines of the American Cancer Society can be used as a general information source for patients.Tagged Augmentation MammaplastyBreast Implants