Hidden Scar Partial Mastectomy/ Lumpectomy/ Breast Biopsy
How It’s Done
In a Hidden Scar lumpectomy procedure, Dr. Arguelles will remove a breast cancer tumor or concerning area of the breast along with a small portion of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor (margin), but will save the majority of the breast including the nipple area.
The incision will be made in a place that is hard to see. There are four different locations for a lumpectomy incision that make the scar less visible:
- Inframammary Fold: The natural crease beneath the breast
- Periareolar: Along the edges of the areola
- Axilla: In the armpit, usually hidden in a natural fold
- Lateral Border of the Breast: Alongside the lower part of the breast, where your bra sits
You may be considered for a Hidden Scar Lumpectomy if the size of the tumor is small enough relative to the size of your breast, and if the cancer has not spread to other areas of the breast.
Hidden Scar Lumpectomy Video
A lumpectomy can be performed as a Hidden Scar procedure, meaning that the surgical incision is made in a place that is hard to see. Learn about the three different locations for a lumpectomy incision that make the scar less visible in this video.