Hidden Scar Mastectomy is the surgical removal of the whole breast tissue using incisions in locations that are less visible after healing. As a result of the procedure, the patient will have no visible scar to remind them of their cancer. The mastectomy incision will be made in the inframammary fold, a natural crease found beneath the breast.
Patients who undergo Hidden Scar Mastectomy don’t have a high risk of cancer recurrence. Oncologists recommend this technique based on the patient’s breast size and shape and the location and size of their tumor. The small incisions are guided by a technology that improves the visibility inside the breast cavity, allowing the surgeon to see the tumor clearly and remove it effectively.
Patients are considered for this approach if they:
- Have no cancerous tissue in the nipple
- Have been diagnosed with a non-invasive cancer
- Are undergoing prophylactic surgery (risk-reducing surgery), but don’t have cancer
- Have small tumors that are not located beneath the nipple
A Hidden Scar Mastectomy is a safe procedure that can be performed on both high-risk women and those with a family history of breast cancer who are looking for a risk-lowering surgery.
A mastectomy is often recommended for women diagnosed with breast cancer or those vulnerable to the disease. Depending on the type of mastectomy, the whole breast tissue can be removed together with varying amounts of skin.
Due to the advances in breast surgery techniques, surgeons can offer Hidden Scar Mastectomy, a new procedure that leaves no scar after the incision heals.
However, Hidden Scar Mastectomy is not a viable option for all breast cancers. Patients only qualify for this approach if they don’t have cancer in the nipple, or have non-invasive cancer.
A Hidden Scar Mastectomy is a safe procedure that helps to minimize disfigurement and visible scaring of the patient’s breast. It also reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence, giving the patient confidence and reassurance of a cancer-free life afterward. The patient will experience optimal cosmetic and clinical outcomes after their surgery.