Hidden Scar Mastectomy
A mastectomy is a treatment option for patients diagnosed with or at high risk of developing breast cancer.
There are several mastectomy options: a simple (total) mastectomy, a skin sparing mastectomy, and a nipple sparing mastectomy.
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. When paired with immediate breast reconstruction, patients have little to no visible reminder of their surgery.
Ideal candidates for a Hidden Scar Mastectomy are those seeking prophylactic (preventative) mastectomy or those who have small non-invasive tumors that do not lie directly beneath or close to the nipple. At PRMA, our surgeons have been extensively trained in Hidden Scar Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction techniques to provide our patients with the best cosmetic results possible.