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Can I have surgery to correct damage from a lumpectomy?

In the past, breast reconstruction was commonly performed on women who underwent mastectomy; nowadays, breast reconstruction is also performed following lumpectomy. Sometimes, lumpectomy can result in a subtle change in the shape or the appearance of the breast. Doctors can now change the size of the breast and also reconstruct lumpectomy defects.

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