Breast Check & Screening
Breast Check & Screening
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a simple radiographic examination of the breasts, which aims to locate abnormalities and tumours present in the area. The value of this clinical examination has proven to be immense in the fight against breast cancer, since it can locate developing cancerous tumours at an early stage, long before there are clinical findings present. Nowadays the examination is performed digitally, a development which has increased the efficiency of the procedure.
How is a mammogram performed?
The suggested time for this examination is between the 5th and 12th day of the menstrual cycle and it lasts for approx. 15 minutes. During the examination, the technician will provide instructions and will guide you to position yourself in the appropriate manner. You will have to stand in front of the machine naked from the waist up and with your back at a straight position. Each breast is placed between two special plates and at this stage the breast receives mild pressure for a few seconds. In some cases where your breasts are dense you may experience a passing mild pain. During the examination you will have to hold your breath for a few seconds to achieve the maximum image sharpness possible. As the examination progresses, four images are taken, two for each breast. Please note that the dose of radiation you receive is very small and under no circumstances should be considered dangerous for your health.
How often should I take a mammogram test?
The age in which a woman will begin to be subjected to a mammogram and the examination’s frequency is decided by her gynaecologist and is, of course, dependent on the clinical findings present at an examination as well as the patient’s history.
Are there any other methods for breast check?
Self Check: Every woman over the age of 20 is advised to follow the process of self-examination once a month. Proposed dates for such an examination are from the 7th to the 12th day of their menstrual cycle. Women who have gone through menopause should proceed with the self-examination on the first day of every month. If during the self-examination you discover anything unusual, such as a mass, shrinking of the skin or fluid flowing from your nipple you must contact us as soon as possible, or fill the contact form to book an appointment for a first examination and diagnosis!
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a diagnostic method, without radiation. It must be performed before the middle of the cycle, so the breast tissue is not swollen from the progesterone and any finding could be easily identify. With this method, we could see cysts and masses in the breast tissue. It is very useful when we are having a dense breast tissue, especially in the younger women. It could be performed more often than the mammogram due the lack of radiation, but it cannot replace it!
Thermography: Thermography or thermal imaging of the breast is a non-radiation technique for detecting breast cancer. The principal which is standing upon is that the cancerous cells are having a high metabolic rate and blood circulation, so the skin above them is usually hotter than the healthy surroundings. There are many discussions about the efficacy and the detection rates of thermography. For sure, thermography cannot replace a mammogram test!
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Frequently Asked Questions
This procedure is suitable for women suffering from vaginal relaxation, which could be caused by multiple childbirths, hereditary factors, or modern way of life (i.e. lack of exercise, sudden large-scale weight loss, smoking, etc).
Laser Vaginoplasty is certainly superior and more advantageous than the traditional method of colporrhaphy, even when a medical grid is used. Using a foreign object (grid) in this sensitive area may cause a permanent and unpleasant sensation during sexual intercourse in the post-operation period, especially so in the cases of particularly active women sexually. This situation is attributed to mucosal erosion of the area, contributing to hypersensitivity of the area as well as pain associated with friction. On the contrary, when Vaginoplasty takes place, no foreign objects are used, and the tissues are quickly restored to a tighter, less relaxed state. As such, a female patient in the post-operation period will be able to increase her sexual gratification as well as enjoy her body exponentially.
Through this particular cosmetic surgery procedure, you can expect a dramatic increase of pleasure achieved during sexual intercourse and a notable improvement of your orgasmic frequency and intensity.
Laser operations are clearly superior to traditional, scalpel-based, procedures. Using laser equipment, a completely blood-free and painless procedure becomes possible. Surgical incisions and tissue removal using laser offers extreme precision and guarantees a natural result without scars or bruises formed in the area. Recovery and return to daily activities in a normal manner both happen very quickly following the operation. The specific laser equipment used in operations is a low-voltage laser, unable to cause any tissue damage and is not associated with dangerous results.
The procedure's duration – which, depending on location, is performed either at our clinic, or at a suitably equipped external clinic - ranges from 1 to 2 hours depending on the individual case.
Dr. Bader is an expert in the field of vaginal surgery, cosmetic operations in the vaginal and perineal areas, anatomic malformations of the areas, and urine incontinence. He is an internationally renowned cosmetic surgeon with extensive surgical experience, operating in three countries in a regular basis, and elsewhere on request. Dr. Bader is a pioneer in his field and maintains regular presence in international conferences and symposia, where he shares new developments about techniques and procedures with world-class cosmetic surgeons.
Cost is individually quoted depending on the specific needs and condition of each patient. Learn more about pricing.
Stem cell vaginal rejuvenation aims to increase elasticity of the vaginal mucosa and make a healthier sexual life a reality. The procedure is particularly recommended to women facing intense problems with vaginal dryness, or wishing to enhance their sexual gratification. Should sexual gratification enhancement be the objective of the procedure, stem cell vaginal rejuvenation can be combined with a stem cell transfer and infusion in the clitoris area, in order to increase its sensitivity. Vaginoplasty can furthermore take place alongside stem cell vaginal rejuvenation to ensure the most far-reaching and perfect results.
Stem cell vaginal rejuvenation begins with a small-scale liposuction from an appropriate body location (e.g. belly, thighs, etc). Following this, using advanced medical equipment, the collected fat is processed and the elements containing stem cells are properly isolated. Stem cells are collected and infused inside the appropriate areas of the vagina in the final stage of the procedure.
Stem cell vaginal rejuvenation usually takes place under local anaesthesia or light sedation. This method has the added advantage of not requiring the patient's prolonged stay in the clinic, and complete recovery is generally accelerated.
The procedure's duration – which, depending on location, is performed either at our clinic, or at a suitably equipped external clinic - is usually 1.5 hours but may be adjusted depending on the individual case.