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Oncoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects

Breast cancer lumpectomy defects can be closed with plastic & reconstructive surgical techniques. Often times at the time of a lumpectomy for breast cancer, patients choose to remove their mammary prosthesis. Removal of the mammary prosthesis can create a potential space where fluid can accumulate in the post-operative period. Patterns used to reduce this post operative space and at the same time remove the skin above the tumor to facilitate margin clearance can also facilitate the delivery of radiation to the breast post-operatively.

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.