Principles of Oncoplastic Surgery

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group


Oncoplastic surgery (OP) is a major breakthrough in breast cancer surgery after sentinel lymph node consolidation. Approximately 30% of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in the traditional model present late esthetic results considered unsatisfactory by patients and also have variable rates of reoperation due to compromised margins. The adoption of preventive measures with the integration of breast plastic surgery techniques into oncological surgery can modify this reality. Thus, OP is based on three fundamental principles: optimal cancer surgery, immediate contralateral homolateral reconstruction, and remodeling. This concept, initially limited to BCS, is also being applied in the immediate reconstruction after mastectomies with preservation of the skin and preservation of the nipple and areola complex (NAC).


Breast cancer surgery Oncoplastic techniques Esthetical outcomes Local recurrence Margins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
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  1. 1.BBSGSao PauloBrazil

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