Hidden Scar Breast Surgery
See yourself, not your scars
to learn about your breast surgery options and to see if Hidden Scar™ Breast Surgery is right for you.
Breast surgery scars can significantly impact a woman’s self-confidence and body image. “Hidden Scar” breast surgery minimizes visible scarring by removing cancerous tissue through a single, inconspicuous incision, usually along the edge of the nipple or the underside of the breast.
Which breast procedures can use the Hidden Scar approach?
The Hidden Scar technique may be used for several procedures, including:
- Nipple-sparing mastectomies, which remove all underlying breast tissue while keeping the breast skin and nipple area intact
- Lumpectomies, also known as breast conserving surgeries, which remove the tumor and a small area of surrounding healthy breast tissue while saving the majority of the breast
- Sentinel lymph node biopsies, which remove lymph nodes from under the arm to test whether cancer has spread to other parts of the body
Is Hidden Scar surgery right for you?
A patient’s eligibility for Hidden Scar breast surgery depends on her tumor size and location as well as her breast shape and size. Ask your doctor if the Hidden Scar approach is right for you.