- Lumpectomy (also known as ‘partial mastectomy’) without reconstruction can result in distortion, indentation and asymmetry.
- Oncoplasty breast lift is a powerful technique that involves reshaping the remaining breast tissue following lumpectomy surgery.
- The ideal candidate has at least a C cup breast size and has breast ptosis (‘droopiness’) or asymmetry.
- Oncoplasty is best for patients who:
- are good candidates for lumpectomy cancer surgery
- have C cup breast size or larger
- will have less than 25% of the breast volume removed
- have droopy or pendulous breasts
- desire reduction in breast size and/or lift
Implant Reconstruction is the most popular option owing to the ease of recovery and simplicity of surgery; however, implant reconstruction often is not a good option due to scar tissue problems caused by prior breast radiation.
- DIEP Flap Reconstruction is the gold standard in tissue reconstruction after mastectomy with the results of Abdominoplasty as a benefit.
- The TDAP Flap is best for patients who have moderate to severe volume asymmetry after lumpectomy.
- Breast reconstruction is safe and is performed under general anesthesia and a short hospitalization is standard for most reconstructive procedures.
- Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery in the top hospitals in the Washington DC and northern Virginia area.