Recommended For Simple Mastectomy
Professionals select the types of mastectomy by considering the patients’ circumstances they are in. Breast cancer patients that have a need to do cut out more than segmental mastectomy do but also did not extended to lymph nodes can be the candidates.
Discharge From Hospital
Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital
Duration Of Operation
Between 2 to 3 hours
1 to 2 weeks
A simple mastectomy is a type of mastectomy practice that is taking out nearly all of one’s breast with the inclusion of areola, nipple, skin, and fat tissue. Contrary to modified radical mastectomy, lymph nodes do not take out by professionals. Generally, when the possibility of using other, more conservative treatment for breast cancer is none, breast removal surgery via simple mastectomy is carried out.
How It Is Performed
In simple mastectomy surgery process, a cut is made, and outer-inner elements of the breast are proceeded to remove by professionals. The period of mastectomy recovery is started after closing the cut. In addition to that, simple mastectomy may turn out to unilateral mastectomy (removing only one breast) or double mastectomy (as a prevention against the hazard of breast cancer) procedure.
The recovery period of simple mastectomy may last three weeks, as alike modified radical mastectomy. If the patient also thinks to have breast reconstruction surgery to be followed by, then the recovery period will last longer.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.