Double mastectomy with free nipple grafts in 2014. Ever since had a white lump under one of the grafts. What is it? (Photos)
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Bumps after surgery near the nipple
There are lots of healthy reasons to have a bump in a mastectomy site, especially if it has been there for over two years, hasn't changed, and has no significant symptoms. Fat necrosis, scar tissue and sebaceous cysts are the more common reasons. The best way to evaluate the bump would be with ultrasound. If it has a clearly safe explanation and you and your surgeon are comfortable, it may be able to be watched. If you both aren't sure, a simple biopsy with local anesthetic is the easiest way to ensure it is safe. Plus, if it is small enough, it might just be removed completely if a cookie-cutter punch biopsy is used.
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