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A mastectomy is surgery to remove the entire breast. The most common reason for a mastectomy is to treat or prevent breast cancer. Depending on the individual treatment required, it may involve removal of the nipple or lymph nodes. Some patients choose breast reconstruction to restore the shape of their breasts during the initial mastectomy surgery or as a second operation later. A mastectomy may also be called "top surgery" as part of FTM chest masculinization surgery.

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Bilateral Mastectomy with Reconstruction - West Islip, NY

After being diagnosed for the 3rd time in my life with ductile carcinoma insitu, I immediately drove to South Shore Surgical Specialists (SSSS) in West Islip, NY to make an appointment. I saw Dr. Anthony Capizzi who explained he'd perform a simple double mastectomy. He encouraged me to come... READ MORE

Much Needed Relief - Golden Valley, MN

I'm a twenty-year-old agender-identifying student whose decision was actually pretty abrupt, to be honest. My gender identity only partly had to do with it; it mainly was due to extreme insecurity and the feeling that my breasts were too, I suppose, "mature" for someone like myself. Something I... READ MORE

Bilateral Mastectomy with Expanders. Daytona Beach, FL

Im a wife/ mother of 2. Just had my surgery a week ago today. I had a double mastectomy with expanders put in (200cc) i have 2 drainage tubes that are still in but have a feeling tomorrow they will be taken out since there is not much draining out anymore. They don't bother me as much as my... READ MORE

Bilateral Mastectomy - Vancouver, WA

Throughout my ordeal of having breast cancer and deciding the best procedure for me, Dr. Gabriel was very helpful and explained all my options. His professionalism and compassion made the process of having a bilateral mastectomy much more tolerable. He made me fill like I was part of the team... READ MORE

Masectomy - Andheri, IN

Dr. Telang understands the patients expectations and delivers the same,aesthetically pleasing results and best doctor and staff. cosmetic surgery looked like a cake walk. lesser recovery time with minimum scaring takes a lot of burden off your mind. must recommended surgeon for all your... READ MORE

Breast Cancer/ Bilateral Mastectomy - Edina, MN

After being diagnosed with BC in June/2016. I was given all options in this portion of my journey and everything was VERY WELL explained to me. I chose and it was recommended - Bilateral Mastectomy, due to my diagnosis. That was performed in August 2016. My recovery time in Phase 1 (first... READ MORE

Double Mastectomy - Ocala, FL

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2016 Dr. Gallinero was my cancer surgeon. Dr. Rogers was my plastic surgeon. I had a skin sparing double mastectomy on June 9th 2016. They both went over in great detail what was going to go on what they were going to do what the outcome was... READ MORE

Something bad that turned out Good

I can say yes and no to this and that is because I totally did not research it. I put my total trust in Dr. Schmid and his staff and I feel that they were amazing and gave me results that are awesome. READ MORE

Surviving breast cancer at 58

Have completed all stages of reconstruction after my bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. Was so lucky to have negative nodes, so no follow up treatment was needed. I have ended this journey with 3D nipple tattoos that look so natural! I feel whole again. Had a fabulous medical team of Dr... READ MORE

39 year old DCIS breast cancer, Nipple Sparring Double mastectomy

I have a strong family HX of breast cancer and I myself was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 at age 39. I decided to undergo a nipple sparring double mastectomy with second stage reconstruction to gel silicone implants. READ MORE

My Experience with Austin Breast and Body

Dr. Robert Whitfield was my plastic surgeon, and Rebecca Risher is his PA. They were absolutely wonderful from my very first visit. The procedure was explained in detail, including not only the double mastectomy, but also the breast reconstruction that was done in the same surgical procedure. ... READ MORE

43 Year Old DCIS Patient - Lagrange, GA

I was diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer after an annual mammogram and referred to Dr. Stewart. I had a mastectomy of both breast and reconstruction done. Dr. Stewart provided the best possible care through my ordeal. His office staff is very nice and there is no waiting time at appointments. ... READ MORE

44 Years Old, Diagnosed with DCIS Breast Cancer - Pontiac, MI

Had a double nipple sparing mastectomy, wanted to eliminate any recurrence of cancer. I have expanders and will undergo implant replacement in May of 2017. The entire experience was very scary, but once I understood how the expanders worked I was very relieved. I have not missed a beat. The... READ MORE

Amazing Experience

Going through a bilateral Mastectomy was very difficult- both physically and emotionally. However, the light at the end of my tunnel was Dr. Schwartz and his amazing team. Dr. Schwartz and his team are professional, well organized and extremely patient (answering all my questions and making... READ MORE

33 Years 4 Kids

I had been looking for a plastic surgeon for a very long time. At my consultation with Dr. Brown he was very patient and answered every question l asked. I took his time and did not rush me through the vist.He explained the process in detail and he let me know that I could call his office... READ MORE

Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction - Vancouver, WA

Dr. Gabriel is my Plastic Surgeon who assisted with my Oncology Surgeon Dr. Storm-Dickerson during my double mastectomy. Dr. Gabriel began working on me as soon as Dr. Storm-Dickerson was done with her part of my surgery which is so nice not to have to wait so my total surgery time was 4 1/2... READ MORE

Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Dr.Blanchet was my choice for my nipple sparing mastectomy because I had seen her work and was very impressed with the outcomes on the website.I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and professional in her discussions with me while also feeling like we are in this together.She is a meticulous... READ MORE

Breast Cancer - Morristown, NJ

I was recommended to dr. Comizio by several acquaintances after being diagnosed with breast cancer requiring a double mastectomy. Her warming and comforting personality made the difficult diagnosis easier to get through. Her extremely caring and efficient staff made every phone call and visit... READ MORE

Left Breast Mastectomy and Tummy Tuck - Chicago, IL

I had breast cancer of the left breast had a Masterctomy done along with a tummy tuck to replace the breast that was lost.My downtime was very minimal along with the pain.Dr Rosett and is team did an excellent job looking forward to continuing in the near future with him for my reconstruction... READ MORE

Thank You Dr. Sam Cabbabe - Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Cabbabe is always so very patient and kind. He takes time to talk with me and explains what he is doing. I had one day after my procedure that I panicked, I called his office and he said to stop by and he would see me. Luckily, it wasn't anything to worry about. He told me he was glad I... READ MORE

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