Is it possible to have Breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy and radiation?
Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy and Radiation?
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Breast reconstruction after lumpectomy and radiation.
Just to add to what has already been said. My algorithm for tackling a lumpectomy defect is to ask if you are happy with the volume of breast that you are left with or not.
If you are happy with the volume of breast that you have left, you may need to have the breast reshaped which can often be done in the form of an uplift. You may need a balancing uplift/reduction on the other side.
If you are not happy with the volume, then you need to have volume added. This can either be in the form of fat transfer or a latissimus dorsi flap.
Yes you can have a breast reconstruction after lumpectomy!
Fat grafting is a valuable tool in breast surgery. This technique has gained more popularity over the past 7 years. There are many techniques used to harvest the fat, process the fat and then re-inject the fat. Conventional suction lipectomy is performed with a small diameter cannula, processed by separating the liquid and fibrous tissue from the fat, and then placed into syringes for re-injection or through a closed system.
Yes- there are different options for lumpectomy reconstruction either with using your own tissue nearby or symmetry procedures depending on each patient's history
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Yes you can have Breast Reconstruction after Lumpectomy and radiation
Yes, you can have reconstruction after lumpectomy radiation. The severity of the defect and asymmetry would determine what type of reconstruction, which can range from simple fat grafting to completion mastectomy and total breast reconstruction. The options need to be discussed in detail with your plastic surgeon. Some things to consider are future surveillance and need for mammograms and other radiology followup particularly in cases of fat grafting. Also, insurance companies sometimes do not cover lumpectomy reconstruction, only "partial mastectomy" reconstruction.
Definitely possible to have breast reconstruction after lumpectomy and radiation
Yes, it is definitely possible to have breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy and radiation. You have many options from fat grafting of the radiated breast to completion mastectomies and total breast reconstruction. Either way, your breasts can look significantly better with breast reconstruction after lumpectomy and radiation.
Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy/Radiation
Either way seek the advice of a board certified Plastic Surgeon because he can better offer all of the different options that your particular case may require.
Reconstruction after A Radiation and Lumpectomy
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BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER LUMPECTOMY AND RADIATION
Congratulations on being a survivor!Be well and good luck!
Breast reconstruction after lumpectomy and raiation?
At our Breast Reconstruction Center, we have utilizing this technique almost routinely to maximize the aesthetic outcomes after lumpectomy or mastectomy. We have utilized the micro-fat grafting technique, and have been obtaining maximal fat graft survival into the breast. After harvesting of the fat from areas with excess fat, usually the belly, hips, or thighs, the fat is processed and injected back into the breast using the aforementioned techniques. Our patients have been very happy with the results as well as the areas where the liposuction was performed. Contour has been much improved using the micro-fat grafting technique, and the downtime is minimal.
Fat grafting has become a mainstay in breast reconstruction and has added another edge to breast reconstruction for aesthetics with minimal morbidity and complications.
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