Mastectomy is removal of all breast tissue and is performed to treat or prevent breast cancer. There are different types of mastectomy including traditional, skin sparing and nipple sparing.
The type of mastectomy depends on whether a patient is having reconstructive surgery, the location of the cancer within the breast and many other factors. Studies have shown that keeping skin or the nipple does NOT increase cancer recurrence nor impact survival.
Below are examples of different types of mastectomies some with and without reconstruction.
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