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posted by Babyboo
07 August 2022

Implant/lipofilling after LD flap

Last reply: 23 August 2022 20:26

Hey there,
I had mastectomy and LD flap surgery last summer.

The reconstructed breast is still smaller and I would like a bit more symmetry.

Any advice on lipofilling /+ small implant- side effects of surgery etc,
Any recommendations for nipple tattoo also?

I have 2 toddlers so easy recovery would be ideal.



commented by Cancer Nurse
10 August 2022

10 August 2022 09:34

Hi ,

Thanks for contacting us with your question on completion of  reconstruction following tor DL flap. It is normal to have a lack of symmetry following this surgery but with time, and hormonal influences the lack of symmetry as you have described can become more pronounced. My advice would be to meet with you plastic surgeon to plan a revision of your reconstruction and nipple completion. The surgeon can also discuss the type of fillers that are appropriate to use for your procedure . I hope this information is helpful. If you would like to chat with us further please do call us on 1800200700 to speak with a Cancer Nurse.

Kind Regards

Cancer Nurse

commented by tara c
23 August 2022

23 August 2022 20:26

Hi, I had a nipple tattoo done by Aisling Mahon who specialises in that area. You can find her on Instagram, she does great work and is a lovely person.

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