A mastectomy is an operation done to remove the entire breast. The operation may involve removal of the lymph nodes in the armpit.. The end result is smooth skin across the chest with a barely visible scar across it. Reconstruction with prosthesis may be performed during or after the operation at a delayed stage so a to make the breast and chest resemble or even look better than before. The commonest reason to perform this operation is Breast cancer.
Breast Conserving Surgery
This is an operation done to remove lumps in the breasts in such a way as to retain the normal architecture of the breast as much as possible. This is done so as to not disfigure the breast, leaving the patient with the best satisfactory result. The lumps may be cancerous or not.