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NIPPLE-SPARING MASTECTOMY

THE BEST COSMETIC OPTION FOR WOMEN FACING MASTECTOMY

You have choices in your breast cancer treatment — knowing what they are can be crucial to getting the best outcome. New tissue-preserving techniques now play a larger role in delivering optimal cosmetic results.

Skin- and nipple-sparing procedures offer the most natural appearance possible following a mastectomy. During a nipple-sparing mastectomy, your skin, nipple, and areola are preserved. Your procedure begins with an incision most commonly made around the areola or along the crease under your breast. Your surgeon removes breast tissue through the small opening they’ve created, and your remaining tissue provides the best shape for an implant.

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IS NIPPLE-SPARING MASTECTOMY RIGHT FOR YOU?

Learn more about emerging techniques, and talk to your surgeon to explore your treatment options further.

Get to know your options

Skin- and nipple-sparing procedures are mastectomy options allowing patients to keep as much of their skin and natural appearance as possible.

During a nipple-sparing mastectomy:

  • Your skin, including the nipple and areola, is preserved.
  • An incision is most commonly made around the areola or along the crease under your breast.
  • Your surgeon removes breast tissue through the small opening they have created.
  • The remaining tissue provides the best shape for an implant.

You are an ideal candidate if you: 1

  • Do not have tumor cells close to the skin (do not have inflammatory breast cancer).
  • Are a non-smoker and have never previously received breast radiation.
  • Need a simple (or total) mastectomy or a modified radical mastectomy.

Compare Mastectomy Techniques

Traditional Nipple-Sparing Skin-Sparing

Your nipple and areola are removed, along with some skin, with the option to reconstruct the nipple-areola complex.

Your nipple, areola, and as much skin as possible are preserved.

Your nipple and areola are removed, and as much skin as possible is preserved.

Your scar location may adversely affect cosmetic results.

Your scar location provides more natural cosmetic results.

Your scar location provides more natural cosmetic results.

Delayed reconstruction may be necessary.

Possibility of immediate reconstruction.

Possibility of immediate reconstruction.

Risk of cancer recurrence is the same with all techniques. 2, 3

 

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1

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). NCCN Clinical practice guidelines in oncology: Breast cancer V.1.2014. http://www.nccn.org/, 2014.

2

Lanitis S, Tekkis PP, Sgourakis G, Dimopoulos N, Al Mufti R, Hadjiminas DJ. Comparison of skin-sparing mastectomy versus non-skin-sparing mastectomy for breast cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Ann Surg. 251(4):632-9, 2010.

3

Romics L Jr, Chew BK, Weiler-Mithoff E, et al. Ten-year follow-up of skin-sparing mastectomy followed by immediate breast reconstruction. Br J Surg. 99(6):799-806, 2012.

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