I have developed fat necrosis following DIEPs Flap surgery then radiation, how can I address this?
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Breast reconstruction revision with fat grafting
I really recommend being patient and let time pass so that the radiated skin has time to remove. At that point (2-12months) I then use fat grafting to help improve the area of necrosis. First the area that is firm can be soft with a liposuction cannula. Fat graft can then be used to add new cells to the area.
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