Reconstruction of partial mastectomy (lumpectomy)

Patients who are having a partial mastectomy (lumpectomy) and radiation are also candidates for reconstruction either before the beginning of radiation or 6 months after the end of radiation. These procedures are covered by the RAMQ.

For small defects, fat grafting is an excellent method of reconstruction that allows a very natural return of volume and shape.

For larger defects, some local tissue can be used from the side or the back to fill the volume and reshape the area.

In cases of very large defects, it is sometimes wiser to complete the mastectomy (remove the remaining breast tissue) and then proceed to a full reconstruction.

Patients are also eligible for balancing procedures on their opposite breast if need to improve symmetry or nipple reconstruction if needed.

 

For more information on breast reconstruction for lumpectomies

Contact us to book an appointment to discuss your breast reconstruction options with Dr. Perry.