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Oncoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects

Oncoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects

Breast cancer in some patients can be successfully treated with lumpectomy and radiation. Often the same pattern used to make the breast appear more youthful can be utilized to reconstruct the breast and make it in a more suitable shape for radiation therapy to be more effective. When the tumor is in a location close to the skin and outside of the traditional lift pattern, then the pattern can be adapted or modified. The resulting scar is different than the standard inverted T, but the shape of the breast is the same. Patient satisfaction is high with oncoplastic reconstruction of lumpectomy defects.

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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.