About Oncoplastic Surgery
Patients who undergo a lumpectomy are often left with misshapen and deformed breasts where the lump was removed. The Woodlands and Houston, TX plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. S. Benjamin Albright is able to perform a lumpectomy reconstruction using oncoplastic surgical techniques. This operation typically takes place in conjunction with the lumpectomy, where Dr. Albright will rearrange and reshape the breast tissue and skin to create a fuller, more natural-looking shape. The nipple and areola can also be repositioned to match the new shape and present a uniformed look. Generally, both breasts will need to be altered in order for them to look symmetrical. Sometimes autologous fat grafting and injections can be used to fill out places that have become depressed or sunken in. At Albright Plastic Surgery, you will get the chance to discuss your procedure with Dr. Albright and determine the proper treatment method based on your needs.
Lumpectomy Reconstruction Ideal Candidates
If you are in need of a lumpectomy and are desiring to undergo a reconstructive operation, then an oncoplastic surgery may be right for you if:
- You have deformities, depressions, or other breast irregularities
- You are not in need of a full breast reconstruction
- You have no objections to reshaping both breasts for a uniformed appearance
"When I think of what I want in a plastic surgeon -- precision, attention to detail, artistic vision -- Dr. Albright has all of that and more. He answered all of my questions in plain English, and I didn't feel rushed or pressured in any way. He laid out the options, the pluses and minuses of each, in a way that made it easy for me to evaluate and make an informed decision. From beginning to end, Dr. Albright and his staff (especially Carrie) made the process a breeze. If you want great results at a fair price, I highly recommend Dr. Albright."- S.H. / Google / Jun 29, 2020
"Plastic surgery is not just medicine, it is an art form. It is difficult to know when choosing a plastic surgeon whether, in addition to the requisite medical knowledge, they have the the artistic vision and the skill to translate that vision into beautiful results. Dr. Albright is the full package -- top notch training and education, coupled with artistic vision and technical skill.And, unlike so many surgeons, Dr. Albright has an excellent way with patients. I never felt rushed or pressured by him or his staff. I felt like we were all on a team and they made sure I had all the information I needed to make informed decisions along the way. My questions were always welcomed and I felt comfortable with the care plan I chose. Dr. Albright's staff is top notch. His offices are new and sparkling clean. And, he uses state of the art technology to deliver the best results. If you want the best plastic surgeon in Houston, look no further than Dr. Albright."- E. / Healthgrades / Jun 29, 2020
"Dr. Albright is wonderful!!! I had my mastectomy and expander placed on the same day. When my bandages was removed I was in Aww! He’s work is incredible. I’ve have never been happier and I’m Just getting started. His entire team is awesome as well. Very professional, clean and sterile environment. If you are looking for someone that is meticulous, cutting edge technology, caring, and excellent at what they do, Dr. Albright is your plastic surgeon!"- A.S. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"Dr. Albright and his staff provided excellent care during my breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. My appointments never felt rushed and Dr. Albright took the time to listen, answered my questions and explained everything very well. Their office facilities are very nice and I was able to get appointments when I needed to. Thankful to Dr. Albright and his staff for all they did during my care."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jun 13, 2020
"Dr. Albright is a great plastic surgeon. He takes the time to answer all of your questions and ensure that you understand everything. My surgery was due to breast cancer and I was terrified that I would never be the same again. To be honest, I look better now at 50 than I have since my first child was born. I have always been VERY modest, but for the First time I am actually proud of my body now. I really attribute it completely to Dr. Albright for his amazing skills. My scars after Diep flap are gone on my breasts ( I scar easily too) and What is left to my scar on my panty line is really on my panty line (how does he do that)? The staff in the office have become like family. They all really care about my health and how I’m doing and feeling. I am so blessed that this experience led me to Dr. Albright and his staff. I trust him completely! I would go no where else!!"- J.H. / Healthgrades / May 05, 2020
What to Expect with Lumpectomy Reconstruction
Your oncoplastic reconstruction surgery will take place at the same time as the lumpectomy procedure. After the tumor has been removed, Dr. Albright will then go in and re-contour the breast tissue, as well as reposition the nipple and areola to ensure that it is centered properly. He will work closely as needed with the general surgeon to spare as much of the original breast tissue as possible. The other breast will most likely need to be reshaped, reduced, or lifted to create a uniformed bustline that's symmetrical. Sometimes autologous fat grafting can also be used during this procedure to add more volume to the breast if the necessary amount of tissue cannot be preserved.
Lumpectomy Reconstruction Recovery
An oncoplastic lumpectomy reconstruction can sometimes be performed as an outpatient procedure, or it may require you to stay overnight in the hospital. Once released with your aftercare instructions, it will usually take around two weeks before you can return back to work and normal social activities. Strenuous activities such as exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
Lumpectomy Reconstruction A Uniformed Bustline
If you want your bustline to maintain its previous uniformity and aesthetic appeal after receiving your lumpectomy, then we invite you to consider having an oncoplastic reconstructive surgery at the same time. Our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon can take special care to reshape your breasts and preserve their symmetry. Give our office a call today to learn more.