DIEP Flap Surgery

February 2020

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

2020-09-26T13:34:43+00:00February 15th, 2020|

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 since they’re both soft tissue based, but also very different. These differences will determine [...]

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 [...]

November 2019

DIEP Flap Surgery: Tissue Based Breast Reconstruction

2020-09-26T13:35:13+00:00November 15th, 2019|

In terms of present day breast reconstruction, 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 in the form of a DIEP flap surgical procedure is a great alternative. There are many advantages to this technique, but the procedure and [...]

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