Women's Health

Hidden Scar Surgery Offers Another Option for Breast Cancer Patients

Scars matter!

Findings from several studies have found that scars following breast cancer surgery can significantly impact a woman’s psychological and emotional recovery. They can even have an impact a woman’s quality of life because they can affect self-confidence level, overall body image, and approach to intimacy.

  • 87% of women are self-conscious because of their scars
  • 82% of women have not worn a certain item of clothing because it reveals their scars
  • 76% of women did not realize how uncomfortable their scars would make them feel when someone else saw them undressed
  • 72% of women did not realize how uncomfortable their scars would make them feel when they undressed themselves
  • 72% of women are unhappy with the location of their scars