Breast Cancer Surgery without Visible Scarring
Palos Medical Group's Jennifer Gambla, MD, is trained in surgical techniques with the goal of providing you compassionate care and a quality surgical experience. Thanks to a new approach in breast cancer surgery, the surgical scar can be hidden either in the crease below the breast, along the edge of the areola or in the armpit.
Breast cancer can be surgically removed with a mastectomy procedure (removal of all breast tissue) or a lumpectomy procedure (removal of only part of the breast tissue). With this innovative approach, the breast 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.
The scar-hiding approach may be performed for a nipple-sparing mastectomy or a lumpectomy. You may be a candidate based on the size and location of your tumor, breast shape, and breast size. To learn more about your surgical options, call Palos Medical Group’s breast surgeon at 708.590.5520 to schedule a consultation.