The Lumpectomy with Breast Reduction Procedure
During the procedure, the tumor is first removed, along with an ample amount of healthy tissue to ensure adequate cancer removal. The lymph nodes are also checked as well. Once the lumpectomy is complete, the breast reduction can begin. Dr. Cusimano will assess what tissue remains and reshape a reduced breast mound by removing excess skin and fat. The nipple-areolar complex will remain attached to the underlying breast tissue and is moved up higher for a more youthful breast appearance.
If only one breast is being treated for cancer, the other breast is reduced at the same time to ensure symmetry.