Mastectomy

Surgery Overview:
Mastectomy is a type of  cosmetic procedure used  to remove all breast tissue from a breast. An
incision is made into the breast. The breast tissue is removed from the overlying skin and the
underlying muscle. When an axillary dissection is done, it is typically via the same incision.
Operation time:
1-3 hours duration
Care after surgery:
One or two small plastic drains are usually left in place to prevent fluid from collecting in the space
where the breast tissue used to be.Your surgeon will decide when these drains are removed, typically
when the amount of fluid draining decreases to an acceptable volume. This may take a few days to a
week or more.
Recovery period:
The patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored after the surgery. After the blood pressure,
pulse and breathing become stable, the patient is shifted outside the recovery room. Pain medication
may be given to reduce severe pain. The patient needs to stay in the hospital for some days depending
on the method of mastectomy and reconstruction. The result after the mastectomy is given in about
one week.
Results:
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.

Risks and complications:
Mastectomy is very safe surgery, and most patients recover well with no complications. As with any
surgery, however, there are risks. Possible complications are listed here, but keep in mind that unless
stated otherwise, they usually do not happen.
The risks of any surgery are bleeding, infection, and injury to nearby tissues. Some post-operative pain
and soreness is expected, but can be effectively treated with pain medication. There will also be a scar
on the chest wall. Scarring occurs with all surgery, and is unavoidable.
Type of anesthesia use:
The procedure uses General anesthesia
Hospital admission:
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Preparation prior to Surgery
 Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
 Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.

 Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and
throughout your recovery period.
 Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
bleeding.
Payment: 
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
surcharge.
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.