The goal of oncoplastic breast reconstruction
While overcoming breast cancer is your top priority, changes to the appearance of your breasts after treatment can have a big impact on your self-esteem. Oncoplastic breast reconstruction offers both medical and aesthetic treatment for women undergoing a lumpectomy and radiation for breast cancer. The lumpectomy creates a defect which can become worse after radiation. The oncoplastic reconstruction method allows surgeons to use the patient’s own breast tissue to re-sculpt and reshape the breast to both improve the defect from the lumpectomy and to a create more aesthetic breast — usually with a reduction.