Can you save my nipple? You can be considered for a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy if no cancerous tissue is found in the nipple or if you have DCIS (non-invasive cancer). Questions to Ask Your Surgeon How do I prepare for surgery? Do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy? What are the potential risks and side effects from surgery? How long will my surgery take? How long will I be in the hospital? Will I have surgical drains? Will I need help at home after surgery? When do I need to make a decision about surgery? Is lumpectomy as good as mastectomy? Am I a candidate for a Hidden Scar lumpectomy? Are you trained in Hidden Scar techniques? Can you save my nipple? Am I a candidate for Hidden Scar nipple-sparing mastectomy? Why should I consider Hidden Scar Surgery? Should I have breast reconstruction? What are the different types of reconstruction? Will both of my breasts look the same? How will my implants feel? How long will my implants last? What will my scars look like after surgery? When people look at me, will they know I’ve had surgery? Are there any support groups you would recommend? When can I start exercising again?