Hidden Scar Mastectomy

In a mastectomy procedure, Dr. Santillan removes breast cancer tumor by removing all of the breast tissue. 

There are several mastectomy options: a simple (total) mastectomy, a skin sparing mastectomy, and a nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM). 

A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is a type of mastectomy procedure where the surgeon removes all of the breast tissue, but does not remove the nipple.

It 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 make the scar less visible:

  • Inframammary fold (the natural crease beneath the breast)

You may be considered for a Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy if no cancerous tissue is found in the nipple or if you have DCIS (non-invasive cancer). Additionally, a Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is a safe approach that can be used in women with a family history of breast cancer opting for a risk-reducing surgery.


Hidden Scar mastectomy informative animation

Hidden Scar Mastectomy Patient Story