You will still be able to have routine mammograms if you have had a breast augmentation however a we recommend that you let your radiology centre or technician know prior to your scan of your surgery as a special technique may need to carried out in order to get a reliable x-ray of the breasts with implants and you may require some additional views.
The Elkund technique is a modifified compression technique that was introduced by G W Elkund in 1988. The Elkund technique is commonly used for patients who have breast implants or post reconstructed breasts to allow for significant improvement in image quality.
It is very rare for a mammogram to cause any complication to your implant. To find out more about having a mammogram with breast implants click here or speak to your plastic surgeon.