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Split Oncoplastic Reconstruction

Oncoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects

In patients with DCIS or breast cancer, the cancer can be removed using patterns to improve the appearance or shape of the breast. These patterns accomplish several things:

1) It allows large margins to be obtained as well as the overlying skin.

2) It prevents a post-operative lumpectomy defect.

3) It improves the appearance of the breast and “psyche” of the patient.

4) It facilitates the delivery of post-lumpectomy radiation.

5) It helps timely chemotherapy administration by controlling post-operative fluid accumulation.

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.