Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Oncoplastic breast surgery merges the principles of breast cancer surgery and plastic surgery to achieve superior aesthetic results. Breast conservation therapy with lumpectomy and radiation usually yields satisfactory cosmetic results; however, breast preservation can result in asymmetrical breasts, and 20 to 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts after treatment.
Oncoplastic breast surgery techniques allow the cancer surgeon to remove more breast tissue with a wider margin around the cancer. Immediately following the cancer removal, the plastic surgeon then uses plastic surgery techniques to optimize the cosmetic outcome.