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Is mastectomy same day surgery?

Is mastectomy same day surgery?

A mastectomy without reconstruction usually takes one to three hours. The surgery is often done as an outpatient procedure, and most people go home on the same day of the operation.

Do you stay overnight after mastectomy?

Most people will stay in the hospital overnight after a mastectomy. If breast reconstruction is done, the stay may be longer, depending on the type of reconstruction. Discuss the expected length of stay with your surgeon, plastic surgeon (if you’re having reconstruction) and insurance company.

Do you have to stay overnight after mastectomy?

You will generally stay overnight in the hospital after your mastectomy. You may stay longer if it is medically necessary.

How long after mastectomy can you lift your arms?

For 4 to 6 weeks after surgery: DO NOT do any heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or repetition with your affected arm(s) such as vacuuming, ironing, carrying heavy grocery bags or laundry baskets. DO NOT lift young children or small pets with your affected arm(s).

When to have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy?

Surgery to restore shape to your breast — called breast reconstruction — may be done at the same time as your mastectomy or during a second operation at a later date. A mastectomy is used to remove all breast tissue if you have breast cancer or are at very high risk of developing it.

When is the best time to have a prophylactic mastectomy?

This procedure can reduce the risk of both breast and ovarian cancers. In women at high risk of breast cancer, prophylactic oophorectomy may reduce that risk by up to 50 percent if the procedure is done before age 50, when women are premenopausal.

How does a mastectomy reduce the risk of breast cancer?

A preventive (prophylactic) or risk-reducing mastectomy involves removing both of your breasts and significantly reduces your risk of developing breast cancer in the future.

Where can I get a breast prosthesis after mastectomy?

The compassionate and caring staff at the Comprehensive Breast Care Program can help patients make the adjustment to life after a mastectomy. That includes finding a comfortable post-mastectomy prosthesis. They can also write a prescription for a breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras so that the cost will be covered for insurance purposes.