What is Oncoplastic Surgery?

Oncoplastic surgery is the application of plastic surgical principles to a breast cancer operation to provide the most aesthetic result without compromising the cancer treatment.  Oncoplastic surgical principles are applicable to every breast cancer operation.This could be a simple as hiding the scar and closing the cavity or it could be as complex as performing a compensatory lift and reduction on the opposite breast so as to provide symmetry.  The most important thing to recognize with oncoplastic surgery is that this isn’t about vanity; this is about recovery. Every woman can have an excellent aesthetic result and not have a daily reminder of the cancer operation that they had.

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