Mastectomy is a surgical procedure that is generally performed in the early stages of breast cancer to prevent the spread of cancerous cells. The surgery involves removing the entire breast, the entire mammary gland, the areola, the nipple, and part of the breast skin.
If the tumor is larger than the volume of the breast, there are several tumors of the same breast, breast cancer recurrence, and histological analysis shows that surgical treatment should be completed, Mastectomy is generally applied. Although breast loss is perceived as a problem in the first place for women, it is mostly accepted directly because it is a solution for the treatment and non-spread of cancer. Sometimes women can choose Mastectomy to feel safer, even when there is no cancer threat. In addition, there is a separate procedure for reconstructing the breast after or during Mastectomy, and is used frequently and with high satisfaction.
Mastectomy (25 Clinics)
The patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital.
The surgery will take between 2 to 3 hours if there is no complication.
You will need a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks off work.
You can expect to get back to work within 1 week after the surgery.
3 - 4 weeks
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August 2019.