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Skin-sparing mastectomy with teardrop cut

Skin-sparing mastectomy with teardrop cut

Skin-sparing mastectomy removes the whole breast and the nipple, but it keeps the skin that covers the breast. This shows the cut around the nipple in a teardrop shape.

Current as of: February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology