Alloderm infection after surgery, softening of the breasts after bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy and sensation (Photo)
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Three basic forms of breast reconstruction exist. You can use your own tissue, implants or a combination of the previous two techniques. Your own tissue can be used in the form of the DIEP flap, PAP flap, SGAP flap or fat grafting. Implants can be done in one stage or two stage. Two stage reconstructions are started by placing expanders at the time of mastectomy. Once they expanders are placed they are able to be inflated as determined by wound healing. The final time consists of combining any of the above techniques.
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2. Reconstruction does soften with time. Twice daily massage can help. My patients use my Dr. Vaniver Breast and Body Recovery Serum, which is castor oil based, and all-natural. It takes up to a year or more to see the final result.
3. Because the tissue under the nipples is removed, it is unlikely that sensation will return. However, a small number of patients do report return of some sensation.
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