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International Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume 2012, Article ID 907576, 8 pages
Review Article

Oncoplastic Breast Reduction: Maximizing Aesthetics and Surgical Margins

1Division of Plastic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10032, USA
2Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

Received 3 August 2012; Revised 3 October 2012; Accepted 22 October 2012

Academic Editor: Joseph P. Crowe

Copyright © 2012 Michelle Milee Chang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Oncoplastic breast reduction combines oncologically sound concepts of cancer removal with aesthetically maximized approaches for breast reduction. Numerous incision patterns and types of pedicles can be used for purposes of oncoplastic reduction, each tailored for size and location of tumor. A team approach between reconstructive and breast surgeons produces positive long-term oncologic results as well as satisfactory cosmetic and functional outcomes, rendering oncoplastic breast reduction a favorable treatment option for certain patients with breast cancer.