Lumpectomy, a surgery often suggested for early-stage breast cancer, is regularly partnered with radiation which may leave the breasts distorted or deformed. In these cases, lumpectomy reconstruction can be performed to restore a beautiful, elegant breast profile as well as quality of life. Dr. Zampell is well versed in multiple cutting-edge reconstructive techniques and can create a customized treatment plan to suit your anatomy and medical history.
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.