From diagnosis and throughout treatment, Main Line Health cancer specialists (oncologists) provide compassionate care for you and your loved ones through all stages of cancer treatment.
Cosmetic breast surgery
Many women consider surgical resizing of their breasts for improved appearance and self-esteem. Breast resizing can help you feel more confident if you’re unhappy with the size of your breasts in general or after pregnancy, weight loss or aging, or if your breasts are of different sizes and you want them to be more symmetrical.
Types of cosmetic breast surgery
When there is cause for concern about breast cancer, possibly due to a suspicious mammogram, lump in the breast or other abnormality, your doctor may order a biopsy. There are several types of breast biopsies. Having a biopsy does not mean you have cancer. In fact, most biopsies come back as normal.
Types of breast biopsies
- Fine needle, core needle and image-guided core needle breast biopsy
- Surgical breast biopsy
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Breast cancer surgery
There are different types of breast cancer surgery. Your doctor will make recommendations based on factors such as the size of your breast, the location of the tumor, and whether the cancer has spread to the under-arm lymph nodes, which are small organs in your lymphatic system that remove fluids, bacteria and cancer cells. We will also consider your personal preference.
Our surgeons are experienced with the most advanced approaches to breast cancer treatment. Their multidisciplinary treatment planning is focused on giving you the best clinical and cosmetic result.
Types of breast cancer surgery
- Breast-conserving surgery, including lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomy
- Prophylactic mastectomy
- Hidden scar surgery
- Breast disease in men: breast-conserving mastectomy, management of benign breast masses
Breast reconstruction after breast surgery
If you have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer or another type of trauma to the breast, you may be interested in having one or both breasts reconstructed. This surgical procedure can alter the size, shape, appearance, and symmetry of the breasts, and in many cases, can help you feel more comfortable and confident after the loss of a breast or portion of the breast.
Types of breast reconstruction procedures
- Flap (autologous)