An MRI may more accurately diagnose a ruptured silicone breast implant after breast reconstruction compared to an ultrasound. This finding comes from a study published in this month's issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Researchers say ultrasound should still be used for screening and follow-up if you've had silicone implant-based breast reconstruction, but that an MRI may be helpful in making the final diagnosis.
Noting the high cost of MRI, the researchers concluded that it would be best to use ultrasound to regularly screen for implant rupture. If the ultrasound shows some sign, or if you are experiencing symptoms of a rupture, then the researchers believe an MRI may be beneficial in providing a conclusive image.
Silicone breast implants provide natural, durable breast reconstruction results. Just like saline implants, it is possible for them to rupture, particularly after you have had them for several years or longer. With regular screenings, any ruptures that occur can be detected, and then the breast implant can be replaced.
If you are interested in learning more about our breast reconstruction services in Colorado, please contact The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our office. You can also call us at 720-457-4461. We provide outstanding care and results for patients from all over, including Denver and Lone Tree.