Bilateral Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Reconstruction (DIEP)
Before & After Photos
Surgeries performed by renowned plastic surgeons of East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery
38 year old BRCA positive patient who elected for bilateral mastectomies. Secondary to her genetic mutation, and the non-presence of cancer, we were afforded the luxury of time to perform pre-mastectomy breast lifts in order to situate the nipple-areola complex in a position that would allow her to be a candidate for nipple sparing mastectomies. Mastectomies were performed with initial tissue expander placement secondary to patient’s high BMI, and therefore, non-candidacy for DIEP flap reconstruction. Eventual successful weight loss allowed for DIEP flap reconstruction to proceed in a safe manner. Her remarkable transformation throught safe breast reconstruction planning is readily noted.
Patient Age: 38
Diagnosis: BRCA Gene Mutation
Primary Procedure: Bilateral Total Mastectomy
Breast Reconstruction: DIEP (Free Flap Tissue Transfer)