A newer version of a Skin Sparing Mastectomy is a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy. This surgery preserves the nipple in addition to the “breast skin envelope.” This type of mastectomy also requires immediate reconstruction with a plastic surgeon. The entire surgery is performed through a small 2-3 inch incision. The cosmetic results can be remarkable, especially in women with smaller breasts. A nipple sparing mastectomy is most frequently offered to High Risk (add hyper link to this section ) patients undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy. There is evolving research to suggest that a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy can be used to treat highly selected patients with a small invasive breast cancer.
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Incision:
(Preserving the nipple and “skin envelope”)
Esserman, et. al., Arch of Surgery, Jan 2008
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
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