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
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