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Will a reverse tram flap lump ever go away?

Q:

I had a double mastectomy with a tram flap Dec 10, 2012. It was something I didn't have time to think about because I had an aggressive invasive ductal carcinoma. No one would help me make a decision at the time. I heard horror stories about implants and I only wanted one surgery. I am in a depressed state now because I have a lump under my breast in my chest due to the tram flap. Will this lump ever go away?

A:

The flap should be fine at this point. The flap can be modified. Please see your surgeon who performed the procedure.   If they are uncomfortable this then start the process of finding someone who mostly does breast reconstruction and/ or microvascular free flap surgery. 

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