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Breast reconstruction - series

Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

The final step is nipple reconstruction. One method involves taking a partial graft from the remaining nipple to create a new one. In another method, the surgeron raises a small area of skin on the reconstructed breast and tattoos it at a later date. The overall results of breast reconstruction, while not perfect, are usually excellent. Nevertheless, patients should discuss their expectations with their surgeon at length prior to surgery.

Update Date 2/27/2016

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