Oncoplastic breast surgery uses an aesthetic approach to breast cancer treatment by removing the cancer while also preserving and rebuilding the breast to maintain its natural look and feel. This type of conservation surgery removes the cancer, reshapes the breast and prevents excessive scarring.
Oncoplastic breast surgery combines the expertise of a breast oncologist and the techniques of a plastic surgeon to preserve the physical appearance of the breast while removing the cancer. These surgeries may help women feel more confident after breast surgery.
Oncoplastic breast surgery can be utilized during the following procedures:
- Intraoperative radiation therapy
- Lymph node sparing surgery
- Sentinel lymph node surgery
- Nipple and areola preserving mastectomy