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Skin graft after nipple graft failed


Re: Skin graft after nipple graft failed

Hello Janet

Thanks for your post asking about recovery after a skin graft and nipple tattoo after surgery for invasive ductal cancer.

You may want to ask your breast care nurse about how long you will need for your recovery and when you can go back to work as this will depend on the surgeons' recommendations. Once you have this information you will then be able to let your job know what duties you will be able to complete.

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Skin graft after nipple graft failed


I was diagnosed with invasive ductal  cancer so had the cancer removed plus a breast reduction

One of my nipple grafts failed and I am having a skin graft and then a tattoo 

could you tell me how much recovery I will need before I go back to work and how careful I will need to be 

i am a physio assistant but Im Sure I will be given some clerical work to do when I do go back