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What is breast surgery?
Breast surgery is performed by specialist breast surgeons for both benign and malignant (cancerous) disease. If you have breast related symptoms you may undergo investigations which may include ultrasound or mammography, FNA (fine needle aspiration) and CT X-Ray guided biopsy.
Common operations include biopsy, excision of breast lump (lumpectomy) and mastectomy (removal of the breast).
For those who have had a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery is also recommended. Having the breast partially or wholly rebuilt can improve body image and self-esteem, aiding the recovery process physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Clinical breast oncologists (breast cancer specialists) provide further advice on radiotherapy, hormonal and chemotherapy treatment if appropriate. Breast surgery also includes reconstructive procedures such as breast implants and breast reduction.
Any procedure is carried under anaesthetic, either local or general, depending on the type of procedure you need. Local anaesthesia when a specific area of your body is anaesthetised whilst you remain conscious (awake) and general anaesthesia when you are made fully unconscious (asleep) before a surgical procedure. General anaesthetics are administered by consultant or specialist anaesthetists in the operating theatre suite. Your vital signs (for example; breathing, heart rate, blood pressure) are carefully monitored during the operation and afterwards in the recovery area.
How can BMI Healthcare help?
Our consultant breast surgeons will diagnose and provide the best possible treatment and care for you, in order to make a speedy recovery. They will work with you to find the most suitable reconstruction method that will help you get back to your old self, such as:
We offer fast, direct and convenient appointments where the consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package.