FLORENCE Mampa, the 24-year-old from Samfya who had enlarged breasts, has undergone what doctors are describing a successful plastic surgery at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
Ms Mampa underwent a five-hour surgery from 09:00 hours to 14:00 hours on Thursday.
UTH managing director Luckson Kasonka revealed this in an interview yesterday in Lusaka.
He said two general surgeons and one plastic surgeon conducted the surgery to remove 16.25 kilogrammes of breast material.
Dr Kasonka explained that 8.1kg of flesh was removed from the left breast and 8.15kg from the right side.
He said Ms Mampa’s breasts have been down-sized to normal levels.
Dr Kasonka said there was no excessive bleeding during the operation, adding the tumour was not cancerous.
He said Ms Mampa, who was under anesthesia during operation, was resuscitated using assisted ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU).
“She was removed from ICU around midnight and this morning [yesterday], she was moved to the premium ward [high cost]. She is in high spirits and responding well to treatment,” Dr Kasonka said.
He said doctors will observe Ms Mampa for some time before she is discharged.
Dr Kasonka said so far the wounds are not showing any signs of infection and that doctors are optimistic recovery will be successful.
On Sunday, Dr Kasonka said a scan conducted on Ms Mampa last week revealed that the breasts are not cancerous.
Recently, Government evacuated her from Samfya to Lusaka for a series of tests at the UTH.
Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Jean Kapata flew to Samfya to ensure that Ms Mampa was evacuated as quickly as possible.
Meanwood Property Development Limited facilitated the evacuation.