Hidden Scar Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
A mastectomy is an option for patients diagnosed with or at high risk of developing breast cancer.
There are several different types of mastectomy that remove varying amounts of skin along with the underlying breast tissue. Nipple-sparing mastectomy is the latest evolution in mastectomy technique. The procedure preserves the entire skin envelope and nipple areola complex and only removes the underlying breast tissue. When combined with immediate breast reconstruction, nipple-sparing mastectomy provides superior cosmetic results without compromising cancer treatment.
A nipple sparing mastectomy can be performed as a Hidden Scar Mastectomy. This means the mastectomy incision is made in the natural crease beneath the breast, called the inframammary fold. By placing the scars off the breast and in the crease, patients avoid the obvious visible reminders of their surgery.
Most patients who are good candidates for nipple-sparing mastectomy are also candidates for a Hidden Scar Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction, with the exception of patients who are very large breasted. The PRMA surgeons, and several of the breast surgeons on our team, have been extensively trained in Hidden Scar Mastectomy to provide our breast reconstruction patients with the best cosmetic results possible.