Lumpectomy is a breast cancer treatment that only removes part of the breast, as opposed to mastectomy, which removes the entire breast. At the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we offer lumpectomy procedures in addition to breast symmetry options that can help you enjoy your ideal appearance.
Lumpectomy with Dr. Dhivya Srinivasa
While the mastectomy procedure is one of the most common methods for breast cancer treatment, it does not represent the only option. Many patients can also opt to undergo a lumpectomy procedure. Instead of removing the entire breast, the lumpectomy removes the abnormal cancer growth, along with a small margin of healthy tissue it.
We consider this to be a “breast-conserving” option, as it does not require the removal of the entire breast mound. If you’re interested in learning more about the lumpectomy options offered here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we’re ready to guide you to the procedural choice that’s right for you. To begin your journey, simply reach out to us at our Beverly Hills or Thousand Oaks locations and set up your consultation with a member of our dedicated staff today.
What Are the Benefits of a Lumpectomy Procedure?
Many women think of mastectomy as the only method by which breast cancer can be effectively treated, but this is simply not the case. Patients who are in the early stages of breast cancer have the opportunity to undergo a lumpectomy procedure, as opposed to a mastectomy that removes the entire breast.
With lumpectomy, the patient will experience fewer side effects and a recovery time that is significantly reduced, when compared to a full mastectomy procedure. Keep in mind that this is ideal for smaller growths and whose illnesses are in the earlier stages, so Dr. Srinivasa will help you explore your options and decide whether or not this is the ideal procedure for you.
Your Lumpectomy Options
Here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we’re proud to be offering a full range of breast reconstruction techniques. We offer our lumpectomy procedures in addition to an impressive selection of both implant-based and autologous techniques, in addition to a hybrid method that combines the best of both worlds. During your consultation, Dr. Srinivasa will get to know your personal journey and individual goals, helping you land on the procedure that will enable you to realize both as fully as possible.
Lumpectomy Fat Grafting
The fat transfer option—also known as fat grafting—is recommended for patients who would like to subtly and naturally augment the size of one or more breasts. This procedure is less invasive and generally much less involved than the traditional tissue flap technique. Liposuction will be used to remove extra fat from a donor site (usually an area with extra fatty tissue, like the love handles or thighs), which is then purified and injected into the treatment area. This gives Dr. Srinivasa exceptional control over your results and utilizes your body’s own natural tissues for a completely safe procedure.
Patients who are in the earlier stages of their illness have the opportunity to undergo an oncoplastic reduction, which combines a lumpectomy procedure with the breast reduction technique. This eliminates the need for a secondary procedure and enables the patient to have a more symmetrical bust immediately following their cancer treatment. This is ideal for larger-breasted patients who have ample breast tissue to spare, and Dr. Srinivasa will work with you during your consultation to decide whether or not this is the ideal option for you.
Empowering You to Look and Feel Your Best
Here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we understand the highly personal nature of your journey to total wellness. Our breast reconstruction techniques are designed to help you truly begin the next chapter of your life, enabling you to live in a body that helps you feel empowered and feminine. To learn more about the lumpectomy reconstruction procedures we offer, simply reach out to our Thousand Oaks or Los Angeles location today. A member of our team is standing by to set up your in-person consultation and begin your life-changing journey with the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction.