Breast cancer can be treated with either mastectomy or with lumpectomy. In some patients who undergo lumpectomy, they may also be a candidate for intra-operative radiation therapy. Patients who are undergoing lumpectomy, may also have breast implants previously placed. During intra-operative radiation therapy, the implant is removed. During this time, a patient may wish to have their implants replaced. The photograph depicts before and after oncoplastic reconstruction of a lumpectomy defect, intra-operative radiation therapy, and removal and replacement of mammary prosthesis.
About Brian Dickinson
Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.View all posts by Brian Dickinson