Partial breast reconstruction, also known as oncoplastic surgery, is performed after a lumpectomy to restore balance to the breasts. While most of the breast tissue remains, the breasts may be asymmetrical due to removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue. Partial reconstruction may involve a combination of rearranging the remaining breast tissue, using a breast implant, natural tissue (flap) reconstruction, and fat grafting/lipofilling.
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