Today, women undergoing mastectomies have the advantage of significant advances in reconstructive breast surgery and leading-edge oncoplastic techniques that allow the skilled breast surgeon to preserve the envelope of the breast and sometimes the nipple for exceptional cosmetic outcomes.
Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery combines the optimal techniques of breast cancer surgery and plastic surgery to give patients an appealing outcome. Women who undergo successful oncoplastic breast cancer surgery have higher self-esteem and a more positive self-image than women who have a traditional mastectomy. Oncoplastic techniques are also used in breast conserving surgery or lumpectomy.
Some of the benefits of oncoplastic breast cancer surgery include:
- A wider margin around the cancer can be removed for better cancer control
- Breast tissue in both breasts can be reshaped providing symmetry between the breasts
- The nipple may be repositioned if necessary
All Compass breast surgical oncologists are highly skilled in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery. To learn more about your options for oncoplastic breast cancer surgery, call our Compass Breast Specialists team:
Portland – 503 297 7403
Vancouver – 360 944 9889
Categories: Breast Cancer