Liposuction on non-affected breast?

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Question from Chat: Do you have an opinion about liposuction on the non-affected breast to make it more the size of the breast that has had the lumpectomy?
Answers - Carolyn Chang In general, I think that if you have a diagnosis of breast cancer, you want to be able to biopsy all of the tissue that comes out of the other breast, because you cannot do that with liposuction. I think that a traditional breast reduction on that side would be a safer alternative. You can't look at the tissue that's removed from the liposuction.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Reconstruction and Safe, Sexy Cosmetics featured Carolyn C. Chang, M.D., Anna-Dee Rinehart, S.C.S., and moderator Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answering your questions about reconstructive surgery and safe, sexy cosmetics.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in April 2005.

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