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How normal does a breast look after lumpectomy?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very normal

Most skilled surgeons are able to remove "lumps" without deforming the shape of the breast.
Unless large amounts of tissue are removed, or the lump is very close to the breast skin surface deformities are rare.

In brief: Very normal

Most skilled surgeons are able to remove "lumps" without deforming the shape of the breast.
Unless large amounts of tissue are removed, or the lump is very close to the breast skin surface deformities are rare.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fairly close to norm

Unless you are a keloid former and the area does not get infected then most incisions placed in the correct cosmetic skin lines will barely show 4 months later inside the surgeon also has to be careful to orient the dissection lines, in the breast itself , radially so we can close the dead space and maintain the normal contour - we have tricks for tissue transfer- easy for upper outer breast.

In brief: Fairly close to norm

Unless you are a keloid former and the area does not get infected then most incisions placed in the correct cosmetic skin lines will barely show 4 months later inside the surgeon also has to be careful to orient the dissection lines, in the breast itself , radially so we can close the dead space and maintain the normal contour - we have tricks for tissue transfer- easy for upper outer breast.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes agree Breast will be slightly smaller,in some cases both nipples may not be in the same horizantal line, some times part of the nipple is taken out
Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery

In brief: Oncoplastics

Oncoplastic surgery is the buzz word for employing plastic surgical techniques to oncologic/cancer surgery to maintain or even improve the size, shape, and hang of the breasts.

In brief: Oncoplastics

Oncoplastic surgery is the buzz word for employing plastic surgical techniques to oncologic/cancer surgery to maintain or even improve the size, shape, and hang of the breasts.
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Dr. Sean Canale
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