What is Lumpectomy with Breast Lift?
Lumpectomy with breast lift is a combination of a traditional lumpectomy with a standard breast lift.
How is Lumpectomy with Breast Lift performed?
The lumpectomy must first be performed, removing any suspicious tissue. Our team will then perform a traditional breast lift procedure. First, an incision will be made, either around the areola, around the areola and vertically down to the breast fold, or around the areola, vertically down to the breast fold and horizontally along the breast fold. The underlying breast tissue will then be lifted and reshaped to create a more youthful looking breast. A consultation will determine which breast lift technique is best for you.
While our surgeons do not perform your lumpectomy, we will refer you to the best oncologic breast surgical specialist. We strongly believe your aesthetic outcome is influenced by your general breast surgeon and their individual approach to mastectomy. Dr. Gawley works very closely with a team of general surgeons who incorporate the latest breast cancer treatment techniques with the best options to both remove cancer and offer the best cosmetic outcome as well.
How to Prepare for a Lumpectomy with Breast Lift
Before undergoing lumpectomy with breast lift, patients should discontinue smoking for six weeks. Tobacco products can impair the healing process, which could lead to unwanted complications. A consultation prior to your procedure will allow for you to go over any concerns or questions you may have. You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for your lumpectomy with breast lift.
As with a traditional breast lift, lumpectomy with breast lift will produce immediate results. Drains may be placed to collect excess fluids, and a surgical bra will need to be worn to assist in the healing process. It is important to follow the specific post-op instructions to ensure an optimal surgical outcome.
If you are located in the Phoenix area and believe that lumpectomy with breast lift is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.