Mastectomy Surgery | Johns Hopkins Medicine

[MUSIC] During a skin sparing mastectomy, the
breast tissue is removed from inside the breast, keeping the outer skin
of the breast intact. Your surgeon will make an incision around
the nipple and areola, and will remove the breast
glandular tissue. This creates a pocket made of the outer
skin of the breast. The surgical area is now ready to be
reconstructed by refilling the pocket with either a tissue expander or
fat from elsewhere on your body. Fluid drains will be inserted to prevent
fluid collection, and the surgeon will then
close the area. There will be some scarring around the
outer edge of the aereola. [BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC]

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