Valerie Gorman, MD, FACS has just released an article on the Hidden Scar technique with breast cancer surgery. Dr. Gorman released the article because patients are growingly concerned about their appearance after breast cancer surgery.
By reducing the surgical site and reaching the cancerous cells by an out of the way route, scars can be kept small and tucked out of sight. Dr. Gorman explains that, using this method, scars can be hidden in areas like:
- The Axilla, or under the armpit. The scar is usually hidden in a natural fold.
- Around the edges of the areola. Many patients prefer this option, as the scaring is minimal and hidden even when wearing a petite bikini top.
- The Inframammary fold – like the mastectomy.
With the logic of ‘out of sight, out of mind’, a patient can forget about not only the scars but the disease itself, especially now that the tumor has been removed. There are no traumatic scars continually acting as a reminder. The patient can move forward.
is a breast surgeon who specializes in surgical diseases of the breast–specifically –and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She serves as Chief of Surgery and Medical Director of Surgical Services at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.