DIEP Flap

What is the DIEP Flap procedure?

The DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforators) flap surgery is a cutting-edge breast reconstruction procedure that uses a flap of complete tissue (skin and fat) from a woman’s lower abdomen as donor tissue.

 

What happens during the procedure?

The skin flap is transferred to the chest where the surgeon, aided by a microscope, will attach donor tissue blood vessels to the chest blood vessels and reconstruct the breast.

 

What are the benefits of this procedure?

The benefits to this procedure include quick recovery and a more natural-looking breast.

 

What happens after the procedure?

Most patients are in the hospital for only 1-2 days and are back to their normal activities within a few weeks.   

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