Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
How It’s Done
A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy can be performed as a Hidden Scar Procedure. This means that the incision is made in the inframmammary fold, or the natural crease beneath the breast, to make the surgical scar less visible.
You may be considered for a Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy if no cancerous tissue is found in the nipple. Additionally, a Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is a safe approach that can be used in patients seeking a prophylactic mastectomy (a mastectomy that is performed even if cancer does not exist – this may be performed if the patient has a family history or carries the BRCA gene), in women with DCIS (non-invasive cancer), or small tumors that do not lie directly beneath the nipple.