DIEP Flap reconstruction uses a flap of complete tissue (blood vessels, skin and fat) as the donor tissue for the new breast. This flap is transferred to the chest where the surgeon attaches the donor tissue blood vessels to the mastectomy site and reconstructs the new, living breast.

While there are several choices when it comes to reconstructive breast surgery after a mastectomy, the DIEP flap reconstruction is generally the preferred reconstructive option for most women. In cases when the patient lacks enough abdominal fat tissue there are additional options, including the Stacked DIEP reconstruction or the GAP Flap


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