We understand that a breast cancer diagnosis can have an immense impact on the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of you and your family. But with advanced surgical techniques, like Hidden Scar® breast cancer surgery, our breast surgeons are now able to effectively treat cancer while helping patients achieve optimal cosmetic results and improved self-confidence.
Rochester Regional Health’s Breast Center was the first in Western New York to offer Hidden Scar® surgery.
Hidden Scar® breast cancer surgery is an advanced type of breast cancer surgery where the incision sites are hidden, and scars are not visible when the incision heals. The Hidden Scar® approach can be performed for both nipple sparing mastectomy or lumpectomy procedures. The goal of the procedure is to preserve the physical appearance of the breast and leave little trace of the surgery after the incision site heals.
Hidden Scar® breast cancer surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of breast cancer patients undergoing nipple-sparing mastectomy or breast-conserving (lumpectomy) procedures.
You may be a candidate for a Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery if:
The main difference in what to expect with Hidden Scar® surgery vs traditional mastectomy or lumpectomy is where your surgeon makes the incision.
Hidden Scar Lumpectomy
Hidden Scar Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
During a Hidden Scar® lumpectomy surgery, your surgeon will make the incision in your armpit, in the crease under your breast, or along the border of the areola (around the nipple).
During a Hidden Scar® mastectomy procedure, your surgeon will make the incision in the crease under your breast.
This life-changing technique can: