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Breast removal – mastectomy

The procedure is usually performed in women at a very high risk of developing breast cancer based on a mammological examination. If such advanced changes are found in the mammary gland, it is very likely that a malignant lesion will appear in the mammary gland over time. Especially if there is family history of cancer or genetic diseases, it is advisable to undergo this procedure. The breast is reconstructed using a silicone implant in one procedure.

Form of intervention

The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and requires about 3-8 days of hospitalisation.

Method and course of operation or procedure

The procedure usually takes 2-3 hours. The mammary gland is removed in one procedure, but the skin of the breast, including the areola and nipple, remains there. The volume of the mammary gland is replaced by a silicone implant. The resulting scars are most often only found on the breast or in the crevice under breasts so that it can be hidden in underwear or a swimsuit. However, this is not always technically possible.

Postoperative course and recommendations

The shape and size of the breast after surgery are determined by the shape and size of the used implant. The breast is stiffer and less mobile to the touch. In surgeries of large or significantly sagging breasts, it is necessary to remove the excess skin of the breast and model the shape of the breast, leaving more extensive scars. This procedure almost completely eliminates the risk of breast cancer.

The sutures are removed 2 weeks after the procedure.

Elastic underwear is worn for about 6 weeks. Normal physical activity is possible after 3-4 weeks, higher load or sports after 2-3 months.

Form of payment

The procedure is fully covered by health insurance. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia during a hospitalisation over several days.