DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) Flap breast reconstruction uses tissue and fat from the abdominal area to reconstruct the breast mound. This advanced breast reconstruction option produces the most natural-feeling results and eliminates potential complications from breast implants.
Very few plastic surgeons offer the DIEP Flap technique. Dr. Ben Brown, a board-certified plastic surgeon near Pensacola, is proud to be among them. Accepting patients from all areas of the country, Dr. Brown is a preferred in-network provider for DIEP Flap surgery and welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine if it is the right solution for your needs.
Why Consider DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?
DIEP Flap breast reconstruction offers several advantages over TRAM Flap reconstruction and breast reconstruction with an implant. These include:
- Preservation of Muscles. Only fat and soft tissue are removed from the abdomen for the deep flap procedure. Keeping abdominal muscles in place helps to preserve their strength and stability
- Additional Body Contouring. Removing tissue and fat from the belly helps to tone and trim the midsection and can help to produce ideal post-surgical curves
- Reduced Risk for Complications. DIEP Flap reconstruction does not come with the same risks for hernia and other complications as TRAM Flap reconstruction
- Long-Lasting Results. Because blood vessels are reattached to the chest during DIEP Flap, the reconstructed breast is living tissue. This allows for permanent results. By contrast, breast implants need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years
DIEP Flap reconstruction can be performed at the same time as a mastectomy, but can also be performed weeks, months, or even years after cancer removal. We can work with your oncologists to make sure the timing of reconstruction is optimal.
Contact Us to Learn More
The benefits of DIEP Flap reconstruction are profound, particularly in comparison to alternative methods of breast reconstruction. During your initial consultation, we will provide additional information about the benefits of this advanced breast reconstruction option to help ensure you are making informed decisions about your care.
To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Brown, please call Restore Plastic Surgery at 850-500-7527. Located in Gulf Breeze, we welcome patients from Florida and throughout the country.