How long will I be in the hospital?

The length of your hospital depends on several factors including the type of procedure you have and other factors like your age and overall health at the time of surgery.

Depending on the type of surgery, you may leave the same day or stay overnight in the hospital for one or more nights. Lumpectomies (especially without lymph node biopsy) are often outpatient procedures, meaning you leave the same day as your surgery. Mastectomies are more invasive procedures and usually require staying in the hospital for at least one night. Different types of breast reconstruction can also affect your hospital stay.