Oncoplastic surgery combines breast surgical oncology with the most modern techniques of Plastic Surgery for breast reconstruction. In case of lumpectomy which creates deformity, the remaining breast is shaped and reconstructed in order to have a natural shape and look.
Several times, the aforementioned surgery can be combined with reduction or uplift of the other breast in order to achieve symmetry. This is the best choice for patients who are candidates for treatment of lumpectomy with breast conserving and at the same time are candidates for breast reduction or breast uplift.
Who is a good candidate for Oncoplastic Surgery?
Oncoplastic Surgery is mainly used for patients who will undergo lumpectomy or quadrantectomy. In these patients, the remaining breast following tumor removal, is shaped and reconstructed in order to create a normal breast. In most cases, the methods which are used resemble those of breast reduction, always according to the rules of complete oncology treatment.
Patients with multifocal disease or patients requiring total mastectomy for treating Breast Cancer, ARE NOT candidates for oncoplastic surgery. These patients can be treated equally effective with other methods.
Dr Karmiris will explain you in detail the whole procedure and will discuss with you the appropriate technique for an optimal result, depending on your case.
Which are the advantages from Oncoplastic Surgery in combination with lumpectomy?
There are many advantages having a patient undergo oncoplastic breast reconstruction in combination with tumor removal:
the patient undergoes ONLY one surgical procedure
the surgical procedure is completed before potential adjuvant radiotherapy. Thus, is avoided any risk of healing issues that may have an area which is irradiated.
symmetrical breasts following lumpectomy
in case of large breasts, relief from symptoms such as neck pain during the surgical procedure.
For more information regarding oncoplastic breast reconstruction, booktoday your appointment with Dr Nikos Karmiris.
The doctor will answer all the questions and will help you to find the most appropriate therapy, depending on your case.