Oncoplastic closure – Contour deformities after lumpectomy or partial mastectomy require oncoplastic surgery to help create a full, balanced breast appearance. If radiation was used, the need may be even more urgent. This procedure improves breast shape and symmetry by making use of surrounding healthy skin and tissue, which is redistributed strategically. It should be noted, however, that after radiation, the breast skin may shrink, and volume loss may occur, but these side effects can be mitigated with additional reconstructive procedures at a future date.
Oncoplastic breast reduction and mastopexy – In order to reshape the breasts and provide cosmetic enhancement and symmetry after lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, oncoplastic breast reduction along with mastopexy can be performed to improve patient outcomes. This procedure has the dual benefit of removing the tumor and combating breast ptosis at the same time. The nipple and areolar complex are repositioned, and excess fat, tissue, and skin are excised.
Flap surgery – Autologous flaps can be created using tissue from the back and the chest wall to help mitigate deformities and irregular contours caused by lumpectomy. For those who lack sufficient breast tissue to perform oncoplastic closure, flap surgery may serve as an alternative solution. Dr. Tanna can use a TDAP (thoracodorsal artery perforator flap) from the back; an ICAP (intercostal artery perforator flap) from the chest wall; or an LTAP (lateral thoracic artery perforator flap), also from the chest wall.