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Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

About this procedure

The nipple-sparing mastectomy–or subcutaneous mastectomy–followed by a submuscular implant for reconstruction, offers the best appearing breast after the removal of breast glandular tissue due to cancer or other diseases. It can also be used for the prevention of breast cancer in high-risk patients. After the mastectomy has been performed, a breast reconstruction procedure is performed in a second stage, utilizing a sub-muscular breast implant, to offer the most natural-looking result of all the breast reconstructive procedures. Radiation makes breast reconstruction more difficult. While a lumpectomy combined with radiation may be an appropriate solution for limited breast cancer, it frequently does not leave the patient with an attractive appearance. With a lumpectomy, there is usually a defect in the shape of the breast, but most of the breast glandular tissue remains. With a nipple-sparing mastectomy, 90% of the glandular tissue — the tissue at risk for cancer — is removed. The remaining 10% is directly beneath the nipple, and can be easily checked should a tumor develop there in the future. The small disc of tissue beneath the nipple allows for blood supply to the nipple, which is necessary at the time of surgery. Although not defined as “cosmetic surgery,” the results can be highly acceptable, from a visual standpoint, when performed correctly. For the best results, two stages are required. After removal of the breast glandular tissue, the skin and subcutaneous tissue must adhere to the muscular chest wall. Three to four months later, an implant is placed beneath the chest wall muscle. The muscle provides the necessary soft tissue coverage over the implant. Good results can be anticipated thereafter. The post-operative appearance is generally superior to other forms of breast reconstruction. For patients with the BRCA 1 or 2 gene a nipple-sparing mastectomy — or preventive mastectomy — is especially important, since it can help prevent the otherwise extremely high risk of breast cancer, and the patient can still have attractive breasts.

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Grant A. Fairbanks, MD

Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fairbanks’ broad training in Plastic Surgery allows him to care for patients of all ages. He is highly trained as a Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Utah & combines Advanced Surgical Skills with his Advanced Artistic Skills in order to get results that not only deliver Improved Functionality & Aesthetic Beauty, but most importantly, Natural Looking Results. Dr. Fairbanks Innovative & Exclusive approach to Plastic Surgery is respected around the world & he is recognized among the TOP Plastic Surgeons in practice today. His areas of expertise include Facial Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Body Contouring & Pediatric Facial Deformities.

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Grant A.

Fairbanks, MD

Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fairbanks’ broad training in Plastic Surgery allows him to care for patients of all ages. He is highly trained as a Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Utah & combines Advanced Surgical Skills with his Advanced Artistic Skills in order to get results that not only deliver Improved Functionality & Aesthetic Beauty, but most importantly, Natural Looking Results. Dr. Fairbanks Innovative & Exclusive approach to Plastic Surgery is respected around the world & he is recognized among the TOP Plastic Surgeons in practice today. His areas of expertise include Facial Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Body Contouring & Pediatric Facial Deformities.

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