DIEP Flap Reconstruction at Our NYC Office
DIEP Flap 101
DIEP Flap reconstruction utilizes a patient’s own body tissue to reconstruct the breasts after a single or double mastectomy. In this procedure, the microsurgeon harvests lax skin and fat from the abdominal area, and uses that tissue to reconstruct the breast area. The abdomen is then closed in a manner similar to a tummy tuck. Unlike the TRAM Flap, which directly harvests the abdominal muscle, DIEP Flap surgery leaves the abdominal architecture fully intact.
The main advantage of DIEP Flap reconstructions is their long-lasting, maintenance-free results. Most patients are delighted by the outcomes of DIEP Flap surgeries, which create symmetrical breasts with a natural look and feel. Generally, if a patient gains weight after a DIEP Flap reconstruction, some of the weight will go into her new breast tissue, mirroring any weight gain in the opposite breast. DIEP Flap surgeries are usually performed as a single procedure at the time of the mastectomy, eliminating the expense and discomfort of additional major surgeries.To learn more about top plastic surgeons in NYC Drs. Vickery and Dr. Keegan’s approach to DIEP Flap surgery, please explore the following links: