Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery

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Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer.

Breast cancer can be surgically removed with a mastectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove all of your breast tissue) or a lumpectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove only part of your breast tissue). With a Hidden Scar Approach, Dr. Christa Jillard places 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 SouthCoast Health, we provide patients with Hidden Scar Lumpectomy and Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy procedures. You may qualify for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery based on the size and location of your tumor, your breast shape, and your breast size. Find out if you are a candidate for a Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery by calling SouthCoast Health Surgery at 912.354.6303 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jillard, the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire region’s only Hidden Scar Surgeon. Want more information on Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery? Visit breastcancersurgery.com to learn more.

Hidden Scar Lumpectomy

In a lumpectomy procedure, Dr. Jillard will remove a breast cancer tumor and a small portion of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor (margin), but will save the majority of the breast including the nipple area.

A lumpectomy can be performed as a Hidden Scar procedure. This means that the incision is made in a place that is hard to see. There are three different locations for a lumpectomy incision that make the scar less visible:

Inframammary Fold: The natural crease beneath the breast

Periareolar: Along the edges of the areola

Axilla: In the armpit, usually hidden in a natural fold

You may be considered for a Hidden Scar Lumpectomy if the size of the tumor is small enough relative to the size of your breast, and if the cancer has not spread to other areas of the breast.

Want more information on Hidden Scar Procedures? Visit breastcancersurgery.com to learn more.

Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

In a mastectomy procedure, Dr. Jillard 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 Dr. Jillard removes all of the breast tissue, but does not remove the 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 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. Additionally, a Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is a safe approach that can be used in patients seeking a prophylactic mastectomy (a mastectomy that is performed even if cancer does not exist – this may be performed if the patient has a family history or carries the BRCA gene), in women with DCIS (non-invasive cancer), or small tumors that do not lie directly beneath the nipple.

Want more information on Hidden Scar Procedures? Visit breastcancersurgery.com to learn more.

SouthCoast Health Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery Locations

Savannah, GA 7001 Hodgson Memorial Dr, Ste 1 912.354.6303
Bluffton, SC Westbury Park, 12-B Arley Way, Suite 102 912.354.6303
Hinesville, GA Liberty Medical Office Building, 455 South Main St, Ste 203 912.354.6303

Savannah Doctors and Providers

Jillard, Christa M.D.

Jillard, Christa M.D.

Surgery, High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery