When is included in stage III TRAM breast reconstruction performed?

Updated: Jul 28, 2021
  • Author: Michael R Zenn, MD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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This is the final procedure and is performed in the office to add color to the breast reconstruction. Adding this finishing touch to the reconstruction helps to make the reconstructed breast more symmetric with the opposite breast and minimizes the visual effect of other scars that may be present on the breast mound. Tattoo usually is performed 2 months after creation of the nipple, when scar tissue has softened and degree of pigment uptake by the scar has improved.


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