DIEP Breast
Reconstruction Images

DIEP flap reconstruction (deep inferior epigastric perforator) is an advanced microsurgical technique in breast reconstruction which recreates a breast lost to mastectomy with living fat transplanted from the lower tummy. DIEP flap reconstruction utilizes excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen, without sacrificing muscles, to construct a new breast made of soft, warm, living tissue. Women who undergo the DIEP flap reconstruction also benefit from improved abdominal contouring, much like a “tummy tuck.” The tissue is transferred to the chest where the surgeon attaches the donor tissue blood vessels to the mastectomy site forming a living filler for the breast tissue removed by mastectomy.