Technical tricks to improve the cosmetic results of breast-conserving treatment

Jean Yves Petit, Francesca De Lorenzi, Mario Rietjens, Mattia Intra, Stefano Martella, Cristina Garusi, Pier Carlo Rey, Angelo Gustavo Zucca Matthes

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The paper describes different manoeuvres and surgical details that may help the general surgeon to improve the aesthetic outcomes after breast-conserving treatment for cancer. Among them, the pre-operative planning, the position of the patient in the operative room, the mobilisation of the glandular tissue when the tumour has been removed. All these manoeuvres contribute to achieving better symmetry with the healthy breast and to improve the final aesthetic result, minimising the surgical conflict between large resections and defects for optimal control of local disease and the consequent breast deformities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast-conserving therapy
  • Oncoplastic
  • Plastic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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