What Is A Lumpectomy?

Dr. Simon Bachir, MD, board-certified surgeon, does not do radical mastectomy or simple mastectomy. He instead performs a Lumpectomy in conjunction with cosmetic procedures to improve and preserve the natural form of the breast as much as possible.

Lumpectomy is a surgical procedure where a small part of the breast, where the lesion is present, is removed. Usually no more than one-quarter of the breast is removed compared to a mastectomy where the entire breast is removed. The lumpectomy is done via mastopexy, a breast lift, incision to achieve more cosmetic results. A similar procedure is done on the other breast for the symmetry of both breasts.

Lumpectomy can be done with other cosmetic procedures of breast implant in cases where mastopexy is not feasible, which can also provide for a much pleasing cosmetic result. These procedures are breast conservation operations where the breast is not only kept but re-enforced to achieve an improved cosmetic and esthetic look for both breasts. In these procedures, the lumpectomy incision is strategically located in the least visible areas of the lateral side or the inframammary fold, underneath the breast, or around the nipple in the periareolar circle.

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