“Libag” or Dead Skin Accumulation after Mastectomy
Below is a common scene after a mastectomy – “libag” or dead skin accumulation. This is mainly due to inadequate cleaning while taking a bath. Patients are afraid to clean the area well to prevent accumulation of the “libag” or to remove them. [Note: this can also be seen in other areas of the body that have been operated on such as on the abdominal wasll.]
I have to remove the “libag” for these patients during check-ups to show them what they really are, how they can be easily removed, and coonvince them not to be afraid to wash the areas properly. I have to allay the fear that the wound will not dehisce and will not get infected.
The brownish areas contain the “libag” or dead skin stuff.
After removing most of the the dead skin stuff. This is a better sight than the one containing a lot of “libag.”