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April 2021

What’s the difference in TRAM or DIEP Flap surgery?

2021-04-15T13:51:50+00:00April 1st, 2021|

TRAM FLAP SURGERY VS. DIEP FLAP SURGERY When it comes to reconstructive breast surgery, there are two common, but distinctively different methods that surgeons typically use. One type involves using breast implants during reconstruction, and the other uses soft tissue for breast reconstruction. While implant surgery is the most common type, there are added benefits to soft tissue procedures such as DIEP flap and TRAM. These procedures are similar [...]

March 2021

Is DIEP Flap Surgery the Same as a Tummy Tuck?

2021-04-15T17:27:17+00:00March 15th, 2021|

We often describe one of the benefits of DIEP flap surgery as a built-in tummy tuck. In order to clear up misconceptions and clarify the functions and purposes of each procedure, let us examine the similarities and differences between the two procedures. DIEP Flap Reconstruction Surgery VS Tummy Tuck Surgery Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap surgery is a newer and unique breast reconstruction technique that quickly gained prevalence in the field of reconstructive surgery. [...]

November 2019

DIEP Flap Surgery: Tissue Based Breast Reconstruction

2021-02-04T18:56:32+00:00November 15th, 2019|

What does breast reconstructive surgery mean? Today, there are two types of procedures women can choose from: implant based reconstruction or soft tissue based reconstruction. Implant based breast reconstruction is the most common and is often the most convenient when it comes to recovery and downtime. However, soft tissue reconstruction, like DIEP flap surgery, is a great alternative. There are many advantages to this technique, but the procedure and recovery time is much longer [...]

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