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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“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.