Surgery for Benign Breast Problems

The aim of surgery when it is required for benign (non-cancerous) breast problems is to treat the condition with as little effect on the breast as possible. This means minimising scarring and minimising the extent of surgery to no more than is necessary. In many situations, surgery can be offered under local anaesthetic or a very short day case general anaesthetic. The common reasons for surgery for benign breast problems are listed on the left.