Lumpectomy with Sculpting
A lumpectomy removes only the tumor and the area around the tumor, generally leaving the skin, nipple, and areola intact. In significantly large breasted women, a large tumor can sometimes be removed with a lumpectomy using oncoplastic techniques such as a lift and reduction where tissue is remodeled to form a natural breast.
Often a balancing procedure is done on the unaffected breast to ensure the best aesthetic outcome. This can take the form of a lift or a reduction. This is what we call sculpting the other breast – it helps create symmetry on both sides.
Learn about the benefits of oncoplastic surgery at the same time as lumpectomy with diagrams of breast reduction and lift procedures.
Learn more about pre-operative planning for oncoplastic breast surgery, surgical techniques and outcomes.