Therapeutic Mammaplasty may improve the surgeons access to the tumour, and may even result in an improved cosmetic appearance of the breasts.
It also may make it easier for the surgeon to remove a larger amount of tissue and improve the safety margin; thus reducing the likely need for a Re-excision
Axillary Lymph Nodes
The objectives of surgery to the axillary lymph glands are to check that the cancer has not spread to the lymph glands and to treat any lymph node disease if the cancer has already spread to the lymph nodes
Breast Conservation Surgery
Breast Conservation is also known as a Lumpectomy. A Wide Local Excision involves
removing the breast cancer with a rim of healthy breast tissue around it
Breast Reduction Surgery for the right reasons, in informed patients, has a very high level of overall satisfaction. It can dramatically improve a woman's quality of life and self esteem, as well as helping her to overcome the often extreme practical difficulties caused by large or drooping breasts.
Breast Reduction and Uplift Techniques
There are three main techinques used when reducing and uplifting breasts. This animation gives you a general idea of the possible techniques your surgeon may use
The prospect of losing a breast is unimaginable to anyone who has never been in that position. Every woman will have her own very personal and individual response and reaction.