Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital
Duration Of Operation
Between 2 to 3 hours
1 to 2 weeks
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.