However, it is important to tell your doctor if you have had breast fat transfer before undergoing any imaging tests for breast cancer, such as a mammogram or ultrasound. This is because the fat transfer can sometimes cause microcalcifications, which can look like the early signs of breast cancer on a mammogram. Your doctor will be able to evaluate the microcalcifications and determine if they are a cause for concern.
Overall, breast fat transfer is a safe and effective procedure that does not increase your risk of breast cancer or affect your eligibility for future breast cancer screenings. However, it is important to be aware of the potential complications of the procedure, such as microcalcifications, and to tell your doctor if you have had breast fat transfer before undergoing any imaging tests for breast cancer.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about breast fat transfer and breast cancer screenings:
- You should continue to have regular mammograms as recommended by your doctor, even if you have had breast fat transfer.
- If you have any concerns about your breasts after breast fat transfer, be sure to tell your doctor.
- There are some new imaging techniques, such as breast MRI, that may be more sensitive than mammograms for detecting breast cancer in women who have had breast fat transfer. Talk to your doctor about whether these techniques may be right for you.