Many breast cancer patients have been treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy. In some patients, the lumpectomy defect and the whole breast radiation can cause significant changes or deformities to the breast.
In the before and after photograph shown, the patient had previous right breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and radiation. The lumpectomy defect as well as the whole breast radiation that she received caused distortion of the right breast. The nipple areola complex on the right breast was deviated inward and the patient had a higher contracted inframammary fold on the right. The left breast was larger and more ptotic with a low hanging nipple areola complex.
The right breast had a mastopexy performed and the left breast underwent a mastopexy/reduction for symmetry.