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What is Mastectomy?

Mastectomy is a surgical procedure which involves either partial or total removal of breast tissue. It helps to treat or prevent breast cancer and reduce the chances of developing breast cancer. Breast reconstruction may be done along with this surgery. There are different types of Mastectomy techniques and they are:

  1. Partial Mastectomy
  2. Total Mastectomy
  3. Radical Mastectomy
  4. Modified Radical Mastectomy


What are the advantages of Mastectomy?

Some of the advantages of Mastectomy are the following:

  1. Prevents breast cancer
  2. Reduces the risk of recurrence of breast cancer
  3. Relieves symptoms of cancer


What are the indications of Mastectomy?

Indications of Mastectomy are the following:

  1. Breast cancer
  2. Multicentric carcinoma
  3. Noninvasive breast cancer


What is the preparation for Mastectomy?

  1. The surgeon will examine breasts to confirm which type of Mastectomy should be performed.
  2. The patient may be asked to undergo certain blood tests before the surgery.
  3. Smoking will delay recovery. Hence, the patient is advised to quit smoking until completely recovered.
  4. The patient should inform the doctor about past and present medical and medication history.
  5. Discuss all the benefits, complications, and risks involved in mastectomy surgery with the doctor.


What are the steps involved in Mastectomy?

General steps of Mastectomy are the following:

  1. Before undergoing the surgery, the patient will be sedated using general anesthesia.
  2. Then the surgeon will mark the area around the breast according to the type of technique.
  3. Now, the surgeon will remove either partial or total breast.
  4. In a few cases, underarm lymph nodes may be removed.
  5. Now, the surgeon will close the incisions.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Mastectomy?

  1. After the Mastectomy, breasts may be covered by support bras or gauze.
  2. The patient may suffer from pain, and swelling in the chest region. So, take the pain killers prescribed the doctor.
  3. Keep the chest area clean all the time to prevent any infections. Antibiotics may be prescribed by the doctor to avoid any kind of infection.
  4. Should avoid sexual activity for at least 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
  5. Physical activity should be limited for at least 2-3 weeks after the surgery.


Who can perform Mastectomy [Right specialist type for Mastectomy]?

Mastectomy can be performed by a General Surgeon.


What is the cost of Mastectomy?

Cost of Mastectomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Size of the tumor
  5. Unilateral or bilateral
  6. The medical condition of the patient
  7. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  8. Type of hospital
  9. The admission room that you opted for
  10. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.


Minimum amount to be paid in Chennai starts from Rs.1,90,000

Average charges in Chennai is approximately Rs.2,37,500

Maximum cost in Chennai rises up to Rs.3,32,500


Cost for unilateral Mastectomy maybe Rs.1,42,000

Cost for bilateral Mastectomy maybe Rs.3,27,750


Is Mastectomy major surgery or minor surgery?

Mastectomy is major surgery as it involves permanent removal of either one or both breasts.


What is the eligibility criteria for Mastectomy?

People who can undergo Mastectomy are:

  1. People suffering from breast cancer that cannot be treated with other options.
  2. Individuals with large areas of DCIS [Ductal carcinoma in situ] in the breast.
  3. People with a tumor in the middle of the breast.
  4. Individuals having cancer in separate areas of the breast.


What is the ineligibility criteria for Mastectomy?

People who cannot undergo Mastectomy are with breast cancer that can be treated with other options.


What are the risks and complications associated with Mastectomy?

Risks and Complications associated with Mastectomy are:

  1. Infection
  2. Bleeding
  3. Pain and stiffness of the shoulder
  4. Swelling
  5. Pain
  6. Skin loss at the site of the surgery
  7. Build up of blood
  8. Hard scar at the site of the surgery


How long does it take to complete Mastectomy?

Mastectomy may take almost 2-3 hours to complete. Sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.


What is the recovery time?

Individuals who undergo Mastectomy may take 4-6 weeks to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Mastectomy?

The success rate of Mastectomy depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The severity of the cancer
  3. Size of the tumors
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Type of surgery performed


However, the success rate of Mastectomy maybe 81% to 85%.


Is Mastectomy painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia.


Is Mastectomy Permanent?

Mastectomy is a permanent surgery as it removes either one or both breasts.


What are the long-term results of Mastectomy?

  1. Prevention of breast cancer
  2. Change in the look of the breast
  3. Muscle pain 
  4. Difficulty in sex


Can Mastectomy be detected in the future?

Mastectomy may be detected in the future due to the presence of scar or absences of either one or both breasts.


What are the options if Mastectomy fails?

If Mastectomy fails the doctor may recommend revision surgery.


What are the alternatives for Mastectomy?

  1. Partial breast irradiation
  2. Extreme oncoplasty
  3. Chemotherapy