Oncoplastic Breast ReconstructionOncoplastic breast reconstruction is a rapidly progressive field combining the expertise of breast oncology surgeons and aesthetic reconstructive plastic surgeons, to achieve complete tumor removal and superior aesthetic breast reconstruction-- often in a single stage. The oncoplastic techniques employ incision patterns traditionally utilized for aesthetic breast lift (mastopexy) or breast reduction surgery to allow complete tumor removal, often with margins greater than would be otherwise possible and yielding a superior aesthetic outcome.
In many circumstances, complete tumor removal can be accomplished with immediate reconstruction and a symmetry procedure performed in the same setting on the other breast, if required. The same techniques can also be employed to immediately reconstruct the breast in a patient requiring mastectomy. This approach allows single-stage reconstruction utilizing a full-size implant, eliminating the need for the expansion process and subsequent surgery for permanent implant placement. Overall, the oncoplastic approach, in many circumstances, gives the option of aesthetically-superior single-stage reconstruction with a single recovery, and a more rapid return to life's everyday activities.