Oncoplastic reduction lumpectomy is a procedure that combines breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) with cosmetic surgery techniques. Plastic surgeons aim to achieve optimal outcomes in both cancer removal and cosmetic results. This procedure represents a significant advancement in breast cancer treatment because it gives patients the opportunity to undergo targeted cancer removal while also preserving the natural contour and symmetry of the breast.
Dr. Rahul Vemula, a board-certified Monmouth County plastic surgeon, is a specialist in oncoplastic reduction lumpectomy. The surgeon has a track record of success blending the principles of oncology and plastic surgery to help restore confidence and peace of mind for women facing breast cancer.
Who is a Candidate for Oncoplastic Reduction Lumpectomy?
Oncoplastic breast reduction is a type of breast reconstruction that combines a traditional lumpectomy with a standard breast reduction. This procedure may be the right choice for patients who:
- Have been diagnosed with breast cancer and require surgical treatment
- Have medium to large-sized breasts.
- Desire both cancer removal and an aesthetically pleasing breast appearance.
- Have tumors located in areas that may result in noticeable breast deformities if addressed with traditional lumpectomy alone.
Working with your breast surgeon, Dr. Vemula should be able to determine your suitability for this treatment upon evaluating the size of the tumor, breast size and shape, overall health, and individual goals.
Benefits of Oncoplastic Reduction Lumpectomy
Some of the benefits of oncoplastic breast reduction as opposed to traditional lumpectomy include the following:
- Optimal Cancer Removal – first and foremost, the surgeon focuses on the effective removal of cancerous tissue to achieve the primary goal of breast cancer treatment.
- Enhanced Aesthetic Outcomes – plastic surgeons not only preserve healthy breast tissue but also reshape it to restore symmetry, contour, and appearance.
- Reduced Risk of Deformities – oncoplastic reduction lumpectomy minimizes the risk of breast deformities or distortions that may occur with traditional lumpectomy.
- Positive Body Image and Self-Confidence – by providing excellent cosmetic outcomes, oncoplastic reduction lumpectomy positively impacts a patient’s psychological well-being during and after breast cancer treatment.
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Dr. Rahul Vemula is a highly seasoned breast reconstruction specialist. Through advanced plastic surgery, the surgeon has helped countless women regain their sense of confidence and femininity following breast cancer treatment. The surgeon takes each patient’s case as unique and goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome. Get in touch with his office at V Plastic Surgery in Monmouth County NJ to learn more or schedule a consultation today.
Ocoplastic Reduction Mastectomy Cost
The cost of oncoplastic reduction lumpectomy is covered by health insurance as per federal law.
Oncoplastic Reduction Lumpectomy Recovery
Due to Dr. Vemula’s use of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, you will have less pain and difficulties after oncoplastic reduction lumpectomy surgery. Most patients are able to resume their regular activities within a few weeks to a few months of the procedure. Patients are usually required to wear a supportive bra to help support and shape the breasts throughout the intial phase of recovery.
Surgery time will vary per patient.
Oncoplastic Reduction Lumpectomy FAQs
How does oncoplastic reduction work?
Where is the scar from this procedure placed?
Qualified plastic surgeons like Dr. Vemula pay careful attention to the size and location of scars. Your oncoplastic reduction incision may be created around the areola running vertically down to the breast crease. Another horizontal incision may be made to enable the surgeon to effectively access the entire breast tissue.
How long does recovery take?
The recovery duration after oncoplastic reduction may range from 6 – 8 weeks. You’ll be required to keep off work over the first 2 – 4 weeks and any strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 6 weeks.