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Mastectomy is a surgery performed to remove all breast tissues from a breast, in case of breast cancer. This procedure is majorly sought by women in early-stage breast cancer. 

Mastectomy is a general procedure under which several techniques are performed including one or both breasts. In some cases, the surgeon may also remove surrounding lymph nodes, to check if cancer has spread.

In an axillary node dissection, the surgeon would remove the number of lymph nodes from your armpit around the tumour.

Whereas, in a sentinel lymph node biopsy, the surgeon would remove only the initial few nodes into which a tumour drains. These lymph nodes removed during a mastectomy are then tested for cancer.

  • Overview: During the surgery, a surgeon makes a horizontal or diagonal incision across the affected breast area. Then he removes affected breast tissue, lymph nodes and muscle tissue.  Then he places one or two drainage tubes to prevent fluid from collecting in the remaining space. These drains stay in place for several days until a doctor removes them.
  • 2.       Snapshots:

    • Procedure Type: Surgery
    • Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
    • Hospitalisation: 1-2 days
    • Procedure time: 2-3 hours
    • Recovery Time: 4 weeks

    3.       Post-Surgical Care

    • Take proper rest and try to walk each day, ask your doctor when you can drive
    • Avoid strenuous activities such as biking, weightlifting and aerobic exercising
    • Take prescribed medication, including pain killers
    • Increase your fluid intake and high-fiber foods
    • You may apply ice pack to decrease discomfort and swelling
    • Prefer sponge baths to keep the site dry
    • Do not remove the dressing, steri-strips or stitches

    4.       Advantages of this Procedure: Effective in eliminating a cancerous tumour.

    Mastectomy is classified into different types based on the area of a breast removed.

    Radical Mastectomy

    Radical Mastectomy is a procedure that involves the removal of the breast tissue and most of the lymph nodes. 

    Total Mastectomy

    A total mastectomy is also referred to as Simple Mastectomy. The procedure involves the removal of the entire breast, areole, breast tissues, and nipples.

    This procedure is often accompanied by sentinel lymph node biopsy.

    Skin-sparing Mastectomy

    This procedure also involves the removal of the breast tissue, areole, nipple, but not the breast skin.

    The process of a sentinel lymph node biopsy is usually performed with the skin-sparing mastectomy. In case some patient wants to opt for breast reconstruction, the procedure can be performed immediately after the mastectomy.

    However, it should be noted that the skin-sparing mastectomy may not be the right procedure for larger tumors.

    Nipple-sparing Mastectomy

    Nipple-sparing mastectomy procedure involves the removal of only the breast tissues sparing the nipple, breast skin, and areole.

    It can be accompanied by a sentinel lymph node biopsy. A breast reconstruction procedure can also be performed immediately after the mastectomy.

    Total (simple) Mastectomy

    In Total mastectomy, the surgeon removes the whole breast including the nipple, areola, and skin as well as one or more of the axillary lymph nodes in the breast tissue that needs to be removed. No muscles from underneath the breast are removed.

    A simple mastectomy usually opts in women with ductal carcinoma, which is present in a large area or multiple areas. 

    In case the surgery is performed on both breasts, it is called a double mastectomy. Double mastectomy might be chosen by some patients or consulting doctors as a preventive measure.

    Total mastectomy procedures usually require a brief stay in the hospital. In some cases, a drainage tube is placed attached to a bag, within the incision. This is to drain the subcutaneous fluid and is usually removed several days after surgery.

    Modified Radical Mastectomy

    During this procedure, the surgeon removes all of the breast tissue including the nipple and areola as well as axillary lymph nodes.

    The muscles beneath the breast are however not removed. This procedure is performed in cases of invasive breast cancer.

    The surgery involves removing a large portion of the lymph nodes that would indicate the extent of cancer.

    Therapies like radiation, chemo, and hormone are usually followed post radical mastectomy depending upon the individual case.

    1.Overview: In this procedure, the surgeon removes the entire breast, including the nipple, areola, covering of the main chest muscle, and skin.

    2.Snapshots:

    • Procedure Type: Major surgery
    • Anesthesia: General anesthesia
    • Hospitalization: 3 days or less
    • Procedure time: 90 minutes
    • Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks

    3.Post-Surgical Care: 

    • Take proper rest and try to walk each day, ask your doctor when you can drive
    • Avoid strenuous activities such as biking, weightlifting and aerobic exercising
    • Take prescribed medication, including pain killers
    • Increase your fluid intake and high-fiber foods
    • You may apply ice pack to decrease discomfort and swelling
    • Prefer sponge baths to keep the site dry
    • Do not remove the dressing, steri-strips or stitches

    4.Advantages of this Procedure: This surgery prevents recurrent breast cancer and lowers the risk of needing additional surgeries.

    In case you are undergoing a sentinel node biopsy along with mastectomy, before your surgery a radioactive tracer and a coloured dye are injected around the tumour.

    The tracer and the coloured dye visit the nodes and help in locating the nodes, therefore assisting the surgeon in removing them during the procedure.

    Also, keep your doctor posted on any specific medications or supplements you are taking.

    You will be instructed by the doctor to not eat or drink at least 8 to 12 hours before surgery.

    1.Overview: The breast tissue is removed and the breast skin is saved. But in this procedure, the nipple and areola are left in place. 

    2.Snapshots:

    • Procedure Type:
    • Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
    • Hospitalization: days
    • Procedure time: hour
    • Recovery Time: 6-8 weeks

    3.Post-Surgical Care: 

    • Take proper rest and try to walk each day; ask your doctor when you can drive
    • Avoid strenuous activities such as biking, weightlifting and aerobic exercising
    • Take prescribed medication, including pain killers
    • Increase your fluid intake and high-fiber foods
    • You may apply ice pack to decrease discomfort and swelling
    • Prefer sponge baths to keep the site dry
    • Do not remove the dressing, steri-strips or stitches

    4.Advantages of this Procedure: Cosmetic benefits are there as the breast looks completely intact. It is effective in treating and preventing breast cancer. It also leads to improved self-esteem and self-body image.

    Mastectomy is performed under general anaesthesia.

    The surgeon would make an elliptical incision around the breast and then as per the opted procedure, the breast tissues or other parts of the breast are removed.

    Mastectomy and reconstruction are usually well coordinated and performed at one go. The surgery is completed with sutures on the incision.

    Post-procedure the patient is taken to a recovery room and monitored on the blood pressure, breathing and pulse. Once stabilized the patient will be shifted to your hospital room.

    The patient might feel some pain, numbness, and pinching sensation around the underarm area.

    Both procedures together mastectomy, as well as reconstruction of the breast, will take a few hours.

    Mastectomy being an outpatient procedure, the patient can go home the same day.

    When both the breasts are to be operated on, the patient will be required to stay back in the hospital for more time. Mastectomy and breast reconstruction might take furthermore stay back in the hospital.

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