A Mastectomy is a breast cancer surgery, in which the breast is removed, most or all of the lymph nodes under the arm and the lining of the chest muscles. Sometimes, the surgeon also removes part of the muscles of the chest wall.
Surgery is done under general anesthesia and requires a hospital stay.
The surgery itself takes about 2-3 hours.
The breast tissue and lymph nodes that are removed will be sent to a pathology clinic to have it tested.
Dissolvable stitches will be put in, which do not require removal.
Be taken to a recovery room where your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are monitored. Have a dressing (bandage) over the surgery site. You will feel some discomfort, numbness, and a pinching sensation in your underarm area.
Receive instructions on how to care for yourself at home, including taking care of your incision and drains, recognizing signs of infection, and understanding activity restrictions. Always and only follow your surgeon’s instructions.
You will have to rest for up to 3 weeks, and afterward, you can speak to the surgeon about returning to your daily routine.
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A virtual consultation is when you send us photos of the places of your body where you’d like to improve. Then our surgeon analyzes it to confirm that you are a candidate for that particular procedure. We later inform you about our doctor’s decision and give you a quote with all the information about your surgery. Please, do be at ease that everything is confidential between yourself, the doctor, and the doctor’s representative.