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Closure of Lumpectomy Defect with Oncoplastic Techniques

Lumpectomy Defects of the breast can be treated with oncoplastic reconstructive techniques to improve contour following resection. The same principles used for mastopexy and reduction techniques can be used to improve upon the appearance of the breast following the resection of a breast tumor. 

The recovery following these procedures tends to be standard.

The first week following surgery consists of purposeful walking. We tell patients they can walk to the bathroom, walk to eat dinner, or walk to check the mail. The second week following surgery patients can walk as if they were shopping at the mall.

The third week following surgery patients can return to the gym to do stationery bike cardio. The fourth week they can return to lift weight. At the six week mark, there are no restrictions on physical activity.

Author Info

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.