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A 28-year-old female asked:

If i test positive for brac gene mutation i get mastectomy with breast implantsin same surgery . how long would be in hospital ? how long until normal

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Dr. Anne Rosenberg
Surgical Oncology 40 years experience
Less than 4 days: Immediate reconstruction should be offered to women undergoing mastectomy for prophylaxis and for treatment of breast cancer. One night overnight would be a minimal hospital stay for a women reconstructed with implants only. Women who also have muscle flaps as part of the reconstruction tend to stay up to 4 days.
Dr. Scott Schneider
General Surgery 27 years experience
VARIES: Treatment varies from hospital to hospital as well as physician to physician. Most surgeons and hospitals will do the mastectomies and reconstructions on the same day. Length of time for hospitalization and full recovery varies with the type of surgery and reconstruction done. Take it one step at a time. Get the brca test done first and see what the results show.

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