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.
Starting Price: Usually covered by insurance
Surgery Time: 5-8 Hours
Recovery Time: 3-5 Weeks
Hospital Stay: 2-4 Days
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