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BREAST RECONSTRUCTION OPTIONS
Lumpectomy vs Massectomy
A lumpectomy with radiation can produce subtle or even dramatic size and shape differences compared to the healthy remaining breast. The side effects of radiation and concern for long-term problems from exposure to the associated energy beam have also contributed to an emerging trend away from lumpectomies and towards mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. Nipple preserving mastectomy, combined with elegant and sophisticated immediate resonstruction, has contributed to this increased popularity.
A study published by JAMA Surgery in 2014 revealed that in the past 10 years, more U.S. women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, who were eligible for lumpectomy, chose mastectomy or double mastectomy and breast reconstruction instead.
The tremendous improvement in breast reconstruction techniques and surgical artistry has allowed women to choose removal of all of the diseased breast tissue and, many times, avoid radiation treatment, and its side effects, along the way. The availability and use of Nipple Sparing Mastectomy further supports the decision for mastectomy when combined with the advanced breast reconstructive techniques pioneered and perfected at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.
For women who’ve undergone a previous lumpectomy and suffer from resultant deformity or asymmetry, the comprehensive clinical experience and wide range of pioneering procedures perfected at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery provide solutions to restore shape and balance to the breasts. Solutions range from the simplest of approaches to the advanced options of Stacked FlapSM, SGAP, APEX FlapSM, and DIEP breast reconstruction techniques. The surgeons at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery are experts in all forms of reconstructive breast surgery, a necessity when approaching complex situations such as lumpectomy repair.
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