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What is lumpectomy reconstruction?

After lumpectomy, the breasts may be left smaller, scarred or of uneven size following radiation treatment. This is where an experienced and compassionate breast reconstruction surgeon such as Dr. Zampell may step in to perform strategic lumpectomy reconstruction. 

The surgery can correct aesthetic imbalances and reverse deformities, creating wholeness and harmony in the wake of illness. Dr. Zampell can perform autologous breast reconstruction using DIEP, SIEA, PAP or local flap such as a TDAP or ICAP flap taken from the lateral chest wall or back, sparing muscle.

Fat grafting can also be used to produce the most comprehensively restorative outcome. One of the important goals of lumpectomy reconstruction is to establish improved symmetry between the breasts. This can be accomplished through Dr. Zampell’s precision-based techniques and her meticulous attention to detail.

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Who is a good candidate for lumpectomy reconstruction?

The decision to reconstruct the breasts after cancer is highly personal and should not be taken lightly. Dr. Zampell is available to discuss your options with you in privacy so that you can make the most informed and empowered decision. Potential patients should be of sound mind and body and be realistic in their expectations for results.

What will my recovery entail?

The majority of your discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery. You will be closely monitored to ensure your recovery stays on track. While you may begin moving around gently after a day or so, it's important to avoid lifting heavy objects or rigorous activity for several weeks as you heal. Most patients will return to their full normal schedule within six to eight weeks. Scarring will be well hidden and will fade further over time.

What are the benefits of lumpectomy reconstruction?

  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Reversal of radiation deformities
  • A fuller, more feminine bust
  • Improved quality of life
  • Greater satisfaction with one’s appearance
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Why choose Dr. Zampell for lumpectomy reconstruction?

Dr. Zampell creates a compassionate, caring practice environment where survivors of breast cancer can feel comfortable pursuing aesthetic excellence. She listens intently to discover your deepest goals for improvement, and delivers exquisite, elegant results that reflect your essence and your true energy.

Dr. Zampell graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine, after which she pursued a demanding residency in plastic surgery at the renowned New York University Medical Center. To continue honing her skills in breast reconstruction, Dr. Zampell completed an elite microsurgery fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles. She trained extensively with one of the field’s top pioneers, Dr. Robert Allen, a veteran surgeon whose autologous flap techniques are used all over the world today. 

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