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Hidden scar surgery

Cosmetic cancer surgery includes hiding scars around the areola or in natural body folds, so called “hidden scar techniques.”

By minimizing the appearance of scars, Dr Burgers hopes that a woman will be able to look in the mirror and feel confident in her appearance.

The locations to hide scars include:

  • under the armpit
  • along the inframammary fold
  • edge of the areola

The choice of location is based upon the tumor location and size, as well as discussion with Dr Burgers about where a scar will be least likely to be noticed by you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to stay overnight in the hospital?

A: No – these techniques are performed as an outpatient. You are able to go home after surgery.

Q: How long do I need off of work?

A: It depends on the type of work you do. The main limitation after surgery is to lifting, pulling, pushing. No lifting anything more than 10 lbs for 2 weeks. If your work is mostly office based, you will probably want at least 1 week off to rest and recover.

Q: How do I prepare for surgery?

A: Sports bra are great for after surgery. They provide compression, support and limit the movement of the breast tissue that can lead to discomfort. Particularly sports bras that close in the front, to minimize any discomfort that may arise from lifting the arms overhead during those first few days after surgery.

We look forward to meeting you!


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4725 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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