What does oncoplastic breast surgery mean?

Assoc. Prof. Didem Öncel Yakar

Dr Öncel Yakar’s comments

It expresses the surgical philosophy that combines traditional breast surgery methods with the cosmetic advantages of Plastic Surgery. In this type of surgery, different techniques such as reduction or augmentation on one side as well as breast lifting is applied to obtain a symmetrical appearance in both breasts without compromising oncological principles, after the diseased part of the breast is removed with surrounding healthy tissue. The planning of the type of surgery is done in the preoperative period, surgical procedures are performed under the guidance of the necessary planned only after the appropriate patient group is carefully selected and necessary information is given.

Breast health plays an important role in every woman’s life. This is based on the facts that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and that early diagnosis and treatment significantly increase life expectancy thanks to screening methods. While stricter follow-up and examination protocols are applied in women with certain risk factors, women with no risk factors should also have breast screening regularly for these reasons. Standard breast screening guidelines recommend that women should perform breast self-examination from the age of 20, and additionally, from the age of 40, breast imaging with clinical examination and mammography once a year. In this section, especially in the twenty-fifth year of her profession and as a female surgeon, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem Öncel Yakar answers the questions frequently asked by you. We are with you to manage your routine annual scans and appropriate examination-surgery-treatment processes in our practice in Ataşehir.