If you’re a woman who has undergone a mastectomy, you may be coming close to considering your options of what to do next with your new shape – and rest assured, there are plenty of options.
Many women are content – and proud – to either leave the results of their breast cancer surgery as is, while others choose to supplement their body shape with mastectomy bras. However, many women desire a permanent solution to their shape issues, and oncoplastic surgery is that solution.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to oncoplastic surgery: it’s a highly bespoke geared towards restoring the shape you had before, or the shape you’ve wanted all along. Four separate techniques can be used in oncoplasty, so let’s talk about them;
This technique is best suited when a small tumour has been removed, and it involves the reshaping of the remaining breast tissue after a lumpectomy, in order to disguise any imperfections.
This technique allows large tumours to be removed – which may prevent the need for a mastectomy. It’s a procedure very similar to a breast reduction, which makes it a good option for women with a fuller figure.
Local Perforator Flap Volume Replacement
An excellent solution for women with smaller breasts, this sophisticated procedure involves the transplanting of tissue from the lateral chest wall to replace the volume lost through a lumpectomy.
This procedure takes fat from one part of the body, purifies it, and injects it into the breast area. Commonly used for clients who want implant surgery without silicone, this is an excellent solution for post-lumpectomy patients.
Here at Refresh, we have officially licensed oncoplastic surgeons, and can provide the full range of oncoplastic techniques. Please consult our oncoplastic surgery gallery to see what we can do.