Reconstruction of lumpectomy defects has advanced over the past several years with the implementation of oncoplastic reconstruction techniques. Patients often have questions about how their skin will look following post-lumpectomy radiation therapy. This patient underwent right lumpectomy with post-operative radiation therapy and left breast reduction/mastopexy for symmetry. The right sided scars that underwent radiation therapy have healed better than the non-radiated side. The skin on the right side has also tolerated radiation therapy well. It is important for patients to be compliant with skin hydration therapy during radiation treatment.
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