ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY
This is a combination of oncological and plastic surgical techniques. This allows resection of larger tumours and improved cosmetic outcomes.
There are various techniques available depending on
- tumour size
- tumour location
- breast type and
- patient preference.
Volume replacement and volume displacement are the principles it is based on.
Pre-operative planning is essential to minimise the risk of poor outcomes.
Contralateral symmetrising surgery may be required.
Onco-cosmetic surgery may also be an option in selected patients. This will combine a breast reduction with breast conserving surgery.