I am little over 3 months post op from Diep flap and had concerns over the swelling in the left. Dr Whitfield in Austin asked where the swelling was, In the chest or mastectomy site, and Yes the swelling is in the lower breast skin, not the flap. I have heard of lymphatic massage therapy before. Also need to CLARIFY about the areola tattoo. My PS wants to do the tattoo before nipple reconstruction. I've always heard it was nipple reconstruction first, then the tattoo. THANKS SO MUCH!!!