Semin Plast Surg 2004; 18(3): 255-260
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-831912
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Reduction Mammaplasty in Conjunction with Breast Conservation

Scott L. Spear1 , Christian A. Prada1
  • 1Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
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Publication Date:
19 August 2004 (online)

Breast conservation therapy, consisting of lumpectomy or segmental mastectomy with negative margins followed by breast irradiation, has become a standard and safe alternative to mastectomy in selected patients with early-stage breast cancer. As the inclusion criteria for breast conservation therapy have continued to evolve to include lower quadrant tumors, very large breasts, and central tumors, the potential for significant disfigurement after breast conservation therapy has increased. Bilateral reduction mammaplasty in conjunction with tumor-directed partial mastectomy is a surgical approach that can benefit these patients by creating symmetric, aesthetically pleasing breasts in a single-stage operation.

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Scott L Spear, M.D. , F.A.C.S. 

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