Breast cancer surgery can cause scarring, which can significantly impact the image, intimacy, and self-confidence of the patient. Many women may feel self-conscious because of scars left by the procedure, and may not live life the same way they did before breast surgery.
However, because of this revolutionary technique, women with breast cancer can undergo surgery safely without incurring any visible scars. Hidden scar breast cancer surgery is a procedure that leaves no visible scars on the breast.
Surgeons perform hidden scar lumpectomies and mastectomies by making incisions along the inframammary fold beneath the breast, concealing the scar. In hidden scar mastectomies, the surgeon removes all the breast tissue in tumors that have overgrown or breast cancer that has deeply spread into the tissue.
For hidden scar lumpectomies, your tumor, as well as a margin of the surrounding healthy tissue, will be removed.
You’re eligible for hidden scar surgery if:
- You are a high-risk patient with the BRCA mutation who needs a risk reduction mastectomy
- If you have non-invasive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
- If you have other non-invasive tumors which are not directly beneath the nipple
- Why you should Undergo Hidden Scar Surgery
When you have breast cancer, your main concern will be your health and survival. But the emotional impact after your surgery that left visible scars can be devastating. Your self-consciousness during intimacy or wearing revealing clothes can be hard to deal with.
A hidden scar surgery will allow you to preserve your self-esteem, self-image, and body, and you can resume a normal life after breast cancer.
Hidden scar surgery is a non-invasive, advanced approach that preserves the natural look of your breast. When you undergo the procedure, your nipple, areola and the surrounding tissue will be spared.
Undergoing hidden scar surgery reduces your risk of breast cancer recurrence. And if you require breast reconstruction in the future, it will be easier for your plastic surgeon to perform the procedure after hidden scar surgery.