Jessica Vinsant, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Dr. Vinsant is among the first in the Knoxville region to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis. Dr. Vinsant and Premier Surgical are expanding options for women in the East Tennessee area with a procedure that effectively treats the cancer while optimizing the cosmetic results.

Every year approximately 405,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer that requires surgery. Women in Tennessee will be impacted, with many unaware of all the surgical options available, including minimally invasive approaches that can help restore their self-image and allow them to begin the emotional healing process.

“Breast cancer patients are already going through a difficult time,” explains Dr. Vinsant. “When we can make their surgery scar less noticeable, they don’t have a constant visual reminder of the illness.”

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery allows Dr. Vinsant to remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in an in inconspicuous area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. Patients who undergo this approach experience optimal clinical and cosmetic outcomes and are at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other surgical technique.

“Not every patient is a candidate for the Hidden Scar surgical techniques,” says Dr. Vinsant. “It depends on the size of the tumor relative to your breast and whether the cancer has spread to other areas of the breast.”

To request an appointment with Dr. Vinsant, call her office at (865) 938-8121 or visit