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Closure of Breast Cancer Lumpectomy Defects with Oncoplastic Reconstruction

In women who are undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer, the resulting lumpectomy defect can be closed with oncoplastic techniques to not only improve the resulting cosmetic outcome, but to also facilitate delivery of radiation, and in some instances facilitate delivery of chemotherapy. The lumpectomy defect is closed with dissolvable sutures. It is important to keep protein nutrition high before and after surgery to facilitate wound healing.

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Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.