Can I have reconstruction if I only had a lumpectomy?
Breast deformities from lumpectomy alone or from lumpectomy with radiation can be fixed with reconstruction. The type of reconstruction that would be best for any given patient depends on the type of deformity that has resulted from the lumpectomy. The most common approach to the correction of lumpectomy defects is use of a latissimus dorsi flap. You can click here to see photos and to read about a woman that describes her experience with latissimus flap and implant correction of her lumpectomy defect. In some patients, an abdominal flap may be used for reconstruction after a lumpectomy. You can click here to see photos and to read about a woman that underwent reconstruction of her breast lumpectomy defect with a DIEP flap.
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