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  • In this procedure, most of the skin over the breast is left place. Only the breast tissue, nipple, and areola are removed. The amount of breast tissue removed is the same as with a simple mastectomy. Implants or tissue from other parts of the body can be used during the surgery to reconstruct the breast.
  • Many women prefer a skin-sparing mastectomy because it offers the advantage of less scar tissue and a reconstructed breast that seems more natural. But it may not be suitable for larger tumors or those that are close to the surface of the skin.
  • The risk of local cancer recurrence with this type of mastectomy is the same as with other types of mastectomies.
  • Experts recommended that skin-sparing mastectomies be done by a team of breast surgeons with a lot of experience in this procedure.