What is a Prophylactic Mastectomy?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

Posted: June 3, 2019

At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons often work with women who are considering a prophylactic mastectomy. A prophylactic mastectomy is a risk-reducing surgery for individuals who have a high lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Having a strong family history of breast cancer or testing positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation are common reasons to pursue this procedure.

In this video, Dr. Christopher Williams discusses this frequently-performed type of mastectomy surgery. He explains the purpose of a prophylactic mastectomy, benefits of the surgery, and other important considerations.

To learn more about your options for mastectomy surgery and breast reconstruction, please call 720-457-4471 to schedule a consultation. Our compassionate surgeons will take the time to answer all of your questions. We serve patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.