Hidden Scar Surgery Offers Another Option for Breast Cancer Patients
Following a breast cancer diagnosis, the main focus becomes health and survival. One contemplates what needs to be done to remove the cancer and what course of treatment can prevent the cancer from spreading. However, little or no thought goes into one specific issue: scars after breast cancer surgery. Unfortunately, any time an incision is made through the skin, the presence of a scar is inevitable. The amount and extent of scarring depends on several factors, including the type of surgery performed and each patient’s individual inclination to scar tissue formation.
Scars can be a constant reminder of the challenges faced while battling breast cancer. Now, Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is offering a new approach to minimizing the visible reminders of breast cancer, as well as easing the immense emotional impact following treatment.
Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is an advanced surgical procedure that is designed to keep visible scarring to a minimum and to preserve a natural-looking breast by leaving the nipple, areola, and surrounding tissue intact. The procedure enables surgeons to remove cancerous tissue through a single incision from three different locations: the natural crease underneath the breast (the inframammary fold), along the areola border (the periareolar) or under the armpit (the axilla). Fundamental to the approach is a lightweight and lighted retractor that gives off a broad illumination within the body’s cavity without transmitting any heat.
Read on to learn more about Hidden Scar surgery.