What is Mastectomy?
In general, mastectomy is the name given to operations performed for the removal of cancerous cells in the breast. The patient is diagnosed with cancer in the breast and the operation is performed by the general surgery team and cancerous tissue is removed. If the cancer cell is small and is not a harmful cancer type, only the cancerous section is removed and the breast is shaped.
However, if the cancerous tissue is large and aggressive, the entire breast is removed. Mastectomy operations are performed in patients with confirmed cancer diagnosis. On the other hand, in high-risk patients, the inside of the breast with cancer risk is completely emptied and reshaped with the help of plastic surgeons.