A total mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the entire breast, including the nipple and the areola. As part of one the area’s largest group of dedicated breast surgeons, our board-certified breast surgeons perform more than 600 breast operations a year.
Skin sparing mastectomies remove your breast, nipple, and areola, but leave the outer layer of most of your breast skin to help make a breast reconstruction as natural looking as possible. Unless you do not want a breast reconstruction, you have inflammatory or locally advanced breast cancer, or your tumors are close to your outer breast skin, a skin-sparing mastectomy is often a desirable option.
Safety of skin sparing mastectomies
Studies have proven that skin sparing mastectomies are very safe and do not increase the risk of recurrence. Our breast surgeons are leaders in the field of skin sparing mastectomies and work closely with expert plastic surgeons that routinely perform breast reconstructions.