DIEP Flap Surgery

August 2021

DIEP Flap Surgery: Tissue Based Breast Reconstruction

2021-08-16T13:44:12+00:00August 15th, 2021|

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 than it is with breast implants. Continue reading to [...]

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. [...]

January 2020

Are Breast Implants Safe After A Mastectomy?

2020-10-26T23:15:45+00:00January 15th, 2020|

Why do people get breast implants after a mastectomy and are they safe? To answer this question, it is important to know what a mastectomy does. This surgical treatment removes tissue from the breast, nipple, and areola in order to treat breast cancer. Because this surgery causes significant physical changes, surgeons also offer breast reconstruction surgery. These procedures involve placing implants in the treated area that will maintain breast structure. This can be done immediately following [...]

December 2019

Common Breast Reconstruction Procedures

2020-09-26T13:36:26+00:00December 17th, 2019|

When considering breast reconstruction procedures, your most common options are either 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 is a great alternative for someone with more time and isn't concerned with a speedy recovery. There are many advantages to this technique, but the procedure and recovery time is much longer than an [...]

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