Dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. However, advancements in surgical treatments, such as oncoplastic surgery, make it possible to not only remove cancer but also preserve and improve the cosmetic appearance of the breast. Dr. Lindsay Keith is an experienced surgeon who specializes in these innovative procedures.
Oncoplastic surgery is a modern technique that combines oncological surgery (cancer removal) and plastic surgery (reconstruction). The goal is to remove cancer while preserving the natural appearance of the breast as much as possible. This approach leads to better physical and psychological outcomes for patients.
Oncoplastic surgery is usually recommended for women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. The choice between oncoplastic surgery and other options depends on the size and location of the tumor, the size of the breast, and the patient’s preference.
The procedure involves a multidisciplinary team of surgeons who first remove the tumor with a margin of healthy tissue (lumpectomy) and then immediately perform breast reconstruction. The techniques used in reconstruction vary, but all aim to give the breast a natural shape and size.
Dr. Lindsay Keith is a skilled surgeon who specializes in oncoplastic surgery. Her focus is on providing the highest standard of care to her patients, helping them not only fight cancer but also maintain a positive body image.
Undergoing cancer surgery is a significant event, and it’s essential to feel supported throughout your journey. Dr. Keith and her team are committed to providing personalized care, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction at every step.
If you’re considering your surgical options for breast cancer, reach out to us. Dr. Lindsay Keith is here to discuss your options and guide you through your journey. Schedule a consultation today.
1. How safe is oncoplastic surgery?
Oncoplastic surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for many women with breast cancer. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, which Dr. Keith will discuss with you in detail.
2. Will oncoplastic surgery impact my cancer prognosis?
The primary goal of oncoplastic surgery is to remove cancer while preserving the aesthetic appearance of the breast. Studies show it does not compromise long-term cancer control compared to more traditional surgical options.
3. How long is the recovery period after oncoplastic surgery?
The recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and individual health factors. Generally, patients can expect to return to normal activities within several weeks. Dr. Keith will provide you with a personalized recovery plan.