What is Lumpectomy with Breast Reduction?
Oncoplastic breast reduction is the combination of a traditional lumpectomy with a standard breast reduction.
How is Lumpectomy with Breast Reconstruction performed?
A lumpectomy must first be performed, removing any suspicious tissue. Our team then performs a traditional breast reduction procedure. During a breast reduction procedure, 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 then horizontally along the breast fold. A consultation with will help to determine which incision technique will most benefit you. Incisions will then be closed, and drains may be placed. The nipple will be repositioned, and underlying breast tissues will be reduced and reshaped.
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 Reduction
Before undergoing lumpectomy with breast reduction, patients should discontinue smoking for at least six weeks, as it can impair the healing process. You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. A consultation before your procedure will allow for you to go over any concerns or questions you may have.
Results from this procedure will be immediately visible. A surgical bra may need to be worn for several weeks to help ensure optimal results. We will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your breasts post-op, which medications to take, and directions for follow-up appointments.
If you are interested in lumpectomy with breast reduction, contact us today at 480-842-8606 for more information, or to schedule a consultation.