The DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap is a modern advancement of the original abdominal wall TRAM flap. This approach to breast reconstruction uses the skin and fat from the lower abdomen in order to shape the new breast and give you truly transforming results.
There are many factors the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery look at when deciding on the technique that will give you the best results. These factors include your specific cancer diagnosis, whether you are using implants or natural tissue for the reconstruction, and more.
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss these factors and whether or not the DIEP technique is the best option for you.
This technique is used for:
Finding the right plastic surgeon for your DIEP breast reconstruction procedure is critical. Our doctors have decades of experience making each and every patient feel beautiful and confident with the latest, most innovative practices.
Surgery Time: 5-8 Hours
Recovery Time: 3-5 Weeks
Hospital Stay: 2-4 Days
“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, I was given a peer recommendation for Dr. Bruno, and I am so grateful for it. I required a unilateral mastectomy and reconstruction, and a breast reduction. Dr. Bruno was sensitive to my insecurities and was available at any time to answer questions and provide complete explanations. His kindness and soothing demeanor was very helpful during the entire process and made me feel confident about coming out of this health crisis successfully, which I did, and with a beautifully reduced breast that shows no scar whatsoever.”— Christine F.
“I was looking for a very good plastic surgeon, and among google I found Dr. Brown & Dr. Bruno to be the top doctors in the DC area. Dr. Brown did my breast reduction 3 weeks ago and I can say I am absolutely so happy with the results! He’s a very caring and friendly doctor who has years of experience, really knows what he’s doing and is detail oriented. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!”— Lily
“Often times people go on without expressing their gratitude for excellent work, so I definitely wanted to make sure you know that you’re amazing at what you do! I can’t express how grateful I am to have chosen you to be my plastic surgeon. I am sooo happy with the results! I can say that you have made my dream come true, to have everything fit me and still look natural and intact. Keep doing what you do best! A million thanks!”— Lily