Private Breast Implant Check
Quick, safe, and pain-free Private Breast Ultrasound, Give yourself peace of mind with a personal, comfortable Breast Implant Check. Performed by leading Breast Imaging Specialist Radiology Doctors.
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Breast Implant Check
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One-to-One Specialist Doctors Appointment
Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.
No Referral Required
You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.
We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.
Full Digital Report
Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.
High-Res Digital Images
In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast implants rarely cause issues. However, in some cases, complications arise. Regular breast implant ultrasounds can help you feel confident and informed about your health.
What’s more, the sooner you detect a potential problem, the faster you can remedy it.
The quick, easy, and private procedure can also identify a capsular contracture – which could cause a ripple in your implant – diagnose lumps, notify you that your implants need replacing, and more.
Breast implant checks using ultrasound technology are an easy part of your healthcare routine.
According to the FDA, you should have your silicone breast implants checked via ultrasound five years after your surgery and every two years after that.
This ensures silent ruptures are detected sooner rather than later.
Women with breast implants have an increased risk of developing a rare cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.
This cancer forms in the scar tissue capsule and fluid that sits around the implant. In some instances, BIA-ALCL can spread from the breasts to the entire body.
BIA-ALCL generally takes eight to 10 years to develop, and symptoms arise no sooner than one year following surgery.
The most frequently reported symptoms are pain and swelling in and around the breast.
Other symptoms include breast enlargement, lumps in the breast or armpit, redness, breast asymmetry, and sudden changes in breast appearance.
Many BIA-ALCL symptoms are usual and expected after surgery, so keep in mind that it is very uncommon for this cancer to form less than 12 months after placement.
Your best defence against BIA-ALCL is regular breast ultrasounds. When caught early, BIA-ALCL is generally curable.
Yes. If you have silicone breast implants, an ultrasound can diagnose a breast implant rupture.
Common symptoms of a rupture include changes in the shape and size of the breast, firmness, swelling, and increasing pain.
Sometimes, a breast implant rupture does not trigger any noticeable symptoms.
These are called silent ruptures and can be detected during your regular breast implant ultrasound check-up.
Yes. An ultrasound can detect and help diagnose lumps and tumours in your breasts if you have implants.
Doctors often request a breast ultrasound if they find a breast abnormality during a mammogram or physical exam, such as a lump, tender area, or change in skin texture.
Your ultrasound will assist your doctor in determining whether the lump is a solid tumour or fluid-filled cyst, how big it is, and where it is located.
Ultrasounds are relaxed, swift, and non-invasive, and very little preparation is required before your appointment.
You do not need to avoid eating or drinking.
However, to make your appointment as easy and comfortable as possible, we recommend wearing a top that is quick to remove.
Our specialists will ask you to undress from the waist up.
We also suggest removing your jewellery and avoiding powders, cosmetics, and lotions on your breast area.
When it comes to your health, you cannot leave anything to chance.
Ultrasound is an imaging technology that is harmless, fast, and non-invasive.
A breast implant ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to generate images of your breast tissue, implants, and surrounding structures.
Ultrasounds do not use ionising radiation like CT scans and X-rays, making them a safe option for those not suited to radiation-based imaging solutions.
At Harley Street Ultrasound, your comfort is our top priority. Our specialists aim to give you a positive experience.
If you have any questions about how ultrasounds work, please do not hesitate to reach out.
We’d be more than happy to ease any concerns you may have.
The images from your ultrasound with Harley Street Ultrasound Group will be available on the same day as your appointment via your computer or smartphone.
This empowers you to share your results with your trusted healthcare professional of your choice.
While you will need a follow-up appointment with your doctor, you won’t need a second ultrasound unless your doctor requests one.
If so, you can book a procedure using our online booking system or by phoning our friendly team at 0203 904 4441.
Although the breast ultrasound procedure is straightforward, our dedicated team is committed to providing professional service and an unmatched level of care.
Here’s how the procedure unfolds:
- First, one of our highly qualified doctors will ask you to undress from the waist up and lie on our ultrasound table.
- They will apply a clear, conductive gel to your breasts, which may feel a little cold. The gel helps the sound waves travel through your skin and tissue. They may also dim the lights.
- Your doctor will move a wand-like device called a transducer over your breasts. This sends and receives sound waves, which then form real-time images of the inside structures of your breasts – including your implants.
- Finally, you will be given tissues to remove the gel and privacy to get dressed.
Your ultrasound will take 30 minutes to complete, and your images will be available via any device shortly after your appointment.
The procedure should be totally painless unless you have a tender lump – if you feel discomfort, please let your doctor know.
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for an ultrasound, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.
This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.
Answered all of my questions with manners and attention. Staff polite and professional
10th February 2022
Brilliant service. We were seen to by Heba who was so warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. She made us feel really comfortable during quite a nerve wracking experience. Thank you
Dr Kate Hawtin examines me this morning she makes me relax for my ultrasound because usually I am nervous and she explain and advise me for next steps Thank you very much Dr Kate and Sabrina
9th February 2022
Our experience was perfect, Dr. Abbasi was able to spot the source of a pain that I’ve been having for years.
8th February 2022
I was very concerned after noticing a lump in my breast. Unfortunately due to the pressures on the NHS clinics at the moment I was told instead of being seen within two weeks it would be within five. I found this clinic and made my appointment for the next day. The staff I met and the Doctor was excellent. He explained everything he was doing, and what he found and what it all meant. I thankfully left the clinic happier than when I arrived. I have received my full report with my images that I can send to my clinic prior to my appointment. If anyone should find themselves in my position I would recommend this clinic
31st January 2022
Lovely ultrasound technician called Heba put us at ease and was very kind throughout. She explained everything we were seeing and was so calm and relaxed throughout.
26th January 2022
After bad experiences with pregnancy scans we wanted to have a good one and luckily we found the right place, the scan was done kindly and professionally.
24th January 2022
Good availability of slots as had just started new job and was limited in when I could go. Better than other central London ones I tried. Appointment – nurse was kind and professional. The radiologist was lovely, very pleasant, professional and information and reassuring. He told me as he was doing ultrasound what he was seeing to avoid worrying me. Was very impressed and I’m glad I know about it and would recommend, have done already.
22nd January 2022
Excellent service, quick and very friendly! Also got my results & photos back within an hour — amazing!
19th January 2022
I was very impressed by your wonderful team of staff who are all very friendly, considerate, polite and professional and I am especially grateful to Dr. Ayman Mahfouz for explaining everything to me and answering some crucial questions which I had during his thorough examination of my liver and gallbladder.
18th January 2022
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