Don’t Forget Follow-Up After Getting Implants!Posted On: October 26, 2018
Women who choose to get breast implants at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center are choosing an experience that focuses on their health, safety, and satisfaction from the first moments of the consultation to years after their surgery.
That’s because while implants are long-lasting devices, there’s always a chance that they may rupture at some point. Such an event is easy to spot with saline implants: They simply deflate and create an obvious visual difference. With silicone implants, however—whether typical gel or form stable—a rupture can be more difficult to see.
Women with implants are generally encouraged to get routine MRI tests to see whether their devices are still intact, but given his significant experience with augmentation procedures and women’s health and beauty, Dr. Bengtson figured that there was a better (less expensive and more convenient) way to deliver peace of mind—particularly because a single MRI test can cost more than $2,000.
Dr. Bengtson believed High-Resolution Ultrasound was the answer, and not only did tests he originated show that this screening tool is the equivalent of MRI in terms of detecting implant shell failure, his efforts earned him the Tiffany Award for Best Research in Plastic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
In light of this breakthrough information from his exclusive studies, the Bengtson Center includes High-Resolution Ultrasound follow-up screenings for all breast augmentation patients. To his knowledge, his is the only practice in the United States that includes this follow-up from the very first discussions of breast augmentation with a patient, from the cost quote on.
With follow-up screenings built into the procedure, women choosing breast implants at the Bengtson Center can enjoy their results with confidence—both in the devices themselves, as well as in the fact that their plastic surgeon will be keeping an eye on their results and safety for years and years to come.
Learn more about the benefits of High-Resolution Ultrasound for implant screenings by calling 616.588.8880 or sending a message online.