Hidden Scar® Breast Surgery
Hidden Scar® Breast Cancer Surgery Procedures are available at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Dr. Amelia Jeyapalan at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic completed extensive training in Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery, an advanced approach to removing breast cancer. Dr. Jeyapalan performs both Hidden Scar Lumpectomy and Hidden Scar Mastectomy procedures. During Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery, the incision is hidden beneath the breast, around the edge of the nipple area or in the armpit, so the scar is not visible after your surgery. Below is additional information on the procedure and helpful information regarding the best approach to dealing with the issue.
With a Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery procedure, your surgeon will place your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.
At Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, we provide patients with Hidden Scar Lumpectomy and Hidden Scar Mastectomy procedures. Dr. Jeyapalan is trained in these less invasive procedures.
Hidden Scar Mastectomy
During a mastectomy procedure, your surgeon removes the breast cancer tumor by removing all of the breast tissue. There are several mastectomy options: a simple (total) mastectomy, a skin-sparing mastectomy, or a nipple-sparing mastectomy. A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is a type of mastectomy procedure where the surgeon removes all of the breast tissue, but does not remove the skin or nipple.
A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy can be performed as a Hidden Scar Procedure. This means that the incision is made in a place that is hard to see. There is one location for a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy that makes the scar less visible:
1. Inframammary Fold: The natural crease beneath the breast
You may be considered for a Hidden Scar Mastectomy if:
- Your nipple does not contain cancerous tissue
- You are having a prophylactic (risk-reducing) surgery but do not currently have cancer
- You have non-invasive cancer
- You have small tumors that do not lie directly beneath the nipple