Previty Surgeons Perform Breast Cancer Surgery With Little To No Visible Reminders
Getting a breast cancer diagnosis always comes with the fear of losing your breasts. The dreaded “double mastectomy” has become synonymous with breast cancer and women have been facing the harsh reality of losing one or both of their breasts for decades. But what if you had another option? What if you could keep your breasts with little to no visible reminders AND treat the cancer? A thought that was previously unheard of for many women, is now a reality for some patients at Previty Clinic for Surgical Care. As the first Center of Excellence for the Hidden Scar™ approach in Texas, women are keeping their confidence AND treating their cancer. Dr. Peel, President and CEO of Previty Clinic, says, “We want to put the needs of women first in everything we do and that includes giving a woman with breast cancer the option of keeping her breasts without visible scarring. For the appropriate candidate, a breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to come with the added trauma of losing her breasts. We want to turn fear into confidence and we are doing just that with the Hidden Scar™ approach.”
Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. By utilizing this approach, surgeons are able to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue. The Hidden Scar ™ approach may also ease the emotional impact of breast cancer surgery, in that patients have little to no visible reminder of the surgery, and experience a more natural looking breast reconstruction. Dr. Angela M. Lewis-Traylor, Chief of Breast Cancer and General Surgery at Previty Clinic, says, “This approach allows our patients to move forward in life with confidence not only in their bodies, but also in their health. Patients who undergo this approach are at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other type of surgical technique.”
Women who undergo the Hidden Scar™ approach can now look into the mirror after breast cancer surgery and see healthy breasts instead of unsightly scars. Embarrassment and insecurity no longer have to be part of the journey of treating your breast cancer. Alyssa Mcrea, who had the Hidden Scar™ Double Mastectomy, says she is so glad she doesn’t have to look at scars after her surgery. “Not only do I not have to look at scars that make me feel embarrassed, but my husband can look at me and not even notice that I had surgery.” Surgeons at Previty want women to know that if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are a qualified candidate, you can still live confidently with little to no visible reminders of surgery.
Learn more about this approach and our highly-trained, highly-skilled surgeons who are saving lives and breasts at prevityclinic.com.