Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Out With The Old, In With The New

In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to share
the Top 5 things you need to know about your breasts and breasts implants.

  1. If you are considering getting breast implants, it’s important to get a proper breast examination with mammogram (if possible) to have a baseline of your breast health if over age 40, family history of breast cancer, or doctor recommended.
  2. Breast implants can make screening a little more difficult, under the muscle placement tends to make it a little easier
  3. Monitoring is crucial – promptly report any unusual symptoms or signs. FDA guidelines: women with silicone implants should get MRI screenings to detect silent ruptures 3 years after surgery and every 2 years after that.
  4. Even with implants it is still important to perform self-examinations & get mammograms (per your doctor’s recommendation) to look for early signs of cancer.
  5. Breast implants ARE NOT lifetime devices – if you have had SILICONE implants for more than 8 years, we strongly encourage you to have a breast examination by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Read about Ideal Implant, the newest implant with the least amount of complications.

October Breast Cancer Awareness Promotions

In doing our part to support women with their breast health, we are offering the following promotions:

 Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery is offering a pair of complimentary Ideal implants (value $2,500) to women who come in for a breast implant exchange, and/or those who bring in a mammogram breast cancer screening report.

Additionally, 10% of proceeds will go to support Plasticos Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides post-mastectomy breast reconstruction to uninsured or insured women, free of charge.

To see photos of breast work performed by Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz, please click here.

Interested? Call or email us at 949.565.2121 or info@imagedr.com