Oncoplastic breast lumpectomy

How is a oncoplastic lumpectomy different from a traditional lumpectomy?

The goal of oncoplastic surgery is two-fold: to remove all of the cancer, and to achieve the most pleasing cosmetic result. It focuses on the woman’s self image as a next step in the breast cancer journey.

Is oncoplastic surgery purely done for cosmetic and emotional reasons?

No. In many cases, a conventional lumpectomy– or the removal of the tumor with a margin of healthy tissue–may result in a deformed breast. This happens when the surgeon needs to remove a large portion of the breast.  During the procedure, the surgeon will remove more tissue than in a  traditional lumpectomy but in a way that the tissue is refigured in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical in shape.

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