Ideal for patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or breast conserving procedures
Usually, breast cancer is surgically removed with a mastectomy procedure or a lumpectomy procedure. The Hidden Scar procedure may be an appropriate option for various breast cancer patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or breast conserving procedures.
- Hidden Scar lumpectomy – A lumpectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of a breast cancer tumor and a small portion of the surrounding healthy tissue. It can be performed as a Hidden Scar procedure if:
- The size of the tumor is small enough in relation to the size of the breast
- The cancer has not spread to any other areas of the breast;
- Hidden Scar nipple sparing mastectomy – A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that involves complete or partial removal of all the breast tissue. As the name states, nipple sparing mastectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the complete removal of all breast tissue, without the removal of the nipple, areola or skin. It can be performed as a Hidden Scar procedure if:
- No cancerous tissue is found in the nipple