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Category Archives: DIEP flap

Driven by Hope: Our Breast Reconstruction Mission

Breast Reconstruction on the East Coast—But a Worldwide Mission At , breast reconstruction is one of our primary missions. This doesn’t mean we turn a blind eye to aesthetic plastic surgery—not by any means. But breast reconstruction done well takes a certain commitment and certain degree of specialization. This is, in part, because a good […]

Is DIEP Flap Surgery Safe?

DIEP flap surgery, (Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator) involves taking skin and tissue from the patient’s abdomen in order to recreate a breast.  During this surgery, a team of microsurgeons removes small blood vessels in the abdomen and reattaches them in the chest in order to use the abdominal tissue to recreate a breast.  These […]

Myths on DIEP Flap Surgery

With any new procedure in medicine, there are number of myths that sometimes percolate on the Internet or in the media. MYTH: DIEP Flap Surgery is experimental FACT: DIEP Flap surgery is not experimental. The reason people consider it experimental is very few plastic surgeons are fully trained in the DIEP Flap procedure MYTH: If you had […]

Recovery from DIEP Flap Surgery

The DIEP Flap breast reconstruction procedure  is a highly sophisticated procedure that requires more recovery than other forms of breast reconstruction. Following the procedure, the patient should expect to remain in the hospital for approximately three to five days. After 24-48 hours, the patient should begin to walk around their room and hospital floor on […]

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