Aug 8, 2010 03:31AM aprilgirl1 wrote:
ziva - I had a lumpectomy with 1mm clear margin. For 2mm clear margin I had an additional lumpectomy AND a bilateral reduction (at the same time). My surgeon did refer to this as oncoplastic surgery. It was a lift, reduction and also took care of the majority of the lumpectomy scar (tumor at 11 0'clock). 6 weeks later I had radiation. My breasts still look very similar after rads - one of course is a bit TAN (was very burned, which of course faded). I am really happy with the outcome and would say it is my silver lining in the bc ride. I have also heard that the breast can develop a divet after the lump. swelling goes down, but have not experienced that.
Both my breast surgeon and plastic surgeon say that oncoplastics is the wave of the future for all bc patients.
Good luck with this!