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Onccoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects and Removal of Mammary Prosthesis

Oncoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects and Removal of Mammary Prosthesis-Early Post-Operative Appearance

Often patients with breast cancer who undergo lumpectomy have implants in place that may have been ruptured or are not in anatomical position. Often these patients wish to have the mammary prosthesis removed at the time of lumpectomy while their cancer is being effectively treated. Removal of the mammary prosthesis and improvement of the shape of the breast can improve or facilitate the delivery of radiation to the breast. Early in the post-op period, while sutures are dissolving there will be small puckers around the incisions that will heal over time. This is an early post-operative photo at around three weeks post-surgery.

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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.