What is Lumpectomy?
Lumpectomy is a procedure where abnormal or cancer tissue is surgically removed from one’s breast in order to remove abnormal or cancer tissues, healthy tissue may be removed alongside as well however the quantity is far less then Mastectomy where all the tissue of a breast is removed.
Why is it done?
It is done to remove cancer or abnormal tissue in your breast as opposed to mastectomy this procedure is done in a way as for the breast to retain its appearance after the surgery as opposed to mastectomy where it can completely loose its appearance in comparisons to before it helps with early-stage cancer and abnormality in breast tissue Risks. This surgery happens to belong to the family one of the high-risk surgeries
• Temporary swelling
• Formation of hard scar tissue at the surgical site
• Change in the shape and appearance of the breast, particularly if a large portion is removed
How to prepare for this surgery
1. Bring a list of all the medical surgeries you have had in the past to your first visit with your doctor
2. Bring a list of all medical conditions you may have had or have to your first visit with your doctor
3. Bring a list of all medications you are currently consuming or had in the recent past.
4. Prepare for Hospital stay after the surgery
5. Bring some body home as you may need someone to take you home.
6. Stop taking aspirin or blood thinning medication at least one week before your surgery, your doctor will give you a better idea of the time frame.
7. Avoid eating food 12-18 hours before surgery
Recovery time for this surgery is set around 4-6 weeks for total recovery however you can go back to work in a week of your surgery as well as this surgery can vary from a case to case.