The radical nature of mastectomy has evolved and improved dramatically over the past few years. A wealth of scientific studies has shown that the removal of just the glandular tissue is sufficient in order to be tumour-free. That is, nowadays the mastectomy can be performed by the removal of the nipple and breast tissue, while leaving the skin in place. The great advantage of this “skin-sparing” mastectomy is the preservation of important structures that define the breast: the lower breast crease, décolleté, outer shape and skin colour. This provides the ideal starting point for an immediate breast reconstruction.

Brustentfernung Mastektomie

Mastectomy Patient examples

Brochure on the Centre for Breast Cancer Surgery

«Breast cancer:
A question of quality of life»
(in German)

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Centre for Breast Cancer Surgery
Pyramid Clinic
Bellerivestrasse 34
CH-8034 Zurich

+41 44 388 15 15
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