I’m Having a Strange Skin Sensation Post-LD Flap Reconstruction. Will This Pass?

This week, Dr. Richard M. Kline, Jr. of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your miscellaneous questions.


Is it possible to have a nipple transfer (from someone who has not had breast cancer)? If so will they ‘work’?

Theoretically possible if that someone is your identical twin, but probably not practical even then, as it is easier and generally more successful to reconstruct a nipple from ordinary skin.


I am 4 weeks post-mastectomy and LD Flap reconstruction. I have the sensation that my skin is stuck to my ribs on my back. Will this pass?

In all probablility, yes. Symptoms of tightness and discomfort can persist for months, and occasionally seromas (fluid collections) can persist for over a year, but most people eventually recover completely.


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