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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a procedure that restores shape to your breast after a mastectomy.

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Knowing What to Expect

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.

Hidden Scar Mastectomy

During a mastectomy procedure, your surgeon removes the breast cancer tumor by removing all of the breast tissue. There are several mastectomy options: a simple (total) mastectomy, a skin sparing mastectomy, or a nipple sparing mastectomy. A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is a type of mastectomy procedure where the surgeon removes all of the breast tissue, but does not remove the skin or nipple.

A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy can be performed as a Hidden Scar Procedure. This means that the incision is made in a place that is hard to see. There is one location for a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy that makes the scar less visible.

  • You may be considered for a Hidden Scar Mastectomy if:
  • Your nipple does not contain cancerous tissue
  • You are having a prophylactic (risk-reducing) surgery but do not currently have cancer
  • You have non-invasive cancer
  • You have small tumors that do not lie directly beneath the nipple

Want more information on Hidden Scar Procedures? Visit breastcancersurgery.com to learn more.