Mastectomy With or Without Reconstruction
A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the entire breast.
If you need a mastectomy due to a recent breast cancer diagnosis, Lincoln Surgical can help you determine what procedure is best for you.
Sometimes the best course of action is a mastectomy. Lincoln Surgical also offers breast reconstruction to help you transition easily through your surgical process.
Am I Candidate?
Although most women are candidates for lumpectomy some choose to have a mastectomy as surgical treatment of their breast cancer. In some circumstances a mastectomy may be the best surgical treatment option.
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What is a Mastectomy?
A mastectomy is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make an incision along the perimeter of the breast, removing the skin and underlying breast tissue. In most cases, the nipple and milk ducts are removed with this procedure. However, in some cases, the nipple can be preserved.
Breast reconstruction is an option that can be performed immediately at the time of the mastectomy or as a delayed procedure months later. Reconstruction can be performed with implants or with muscle tissue from another site on the body or as a combination of both. Women who do not wish to undergo breast reconstruction after their mastectomy may be fitted with an external prosthesis.