DIEP Flap Reconstruction... an innovative microsurgical procedure for mastectomy patients
DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap breast reconstruction is the most advanced form of breast reconstruction available today. The procedure uses your own abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct a natural, warm, soft breast after a mastectomy.
Why does DIEP use skin and fat from the abdominal area to replace breast tissue? It’s the perfect choice, because skin and fat from below the belly button feel very similar to breast tissue. The blood vessels (or “perforators”) that keep this skin and fat alive lie just beneath or within the abdominal muscle—so the surgeon only has to make a small incision to access these vessels.
Since the DIEP flap only relies on removing skin and fat—much like a “tummy tuck”—it preserves the abdominal muscles. That means you’ll have less pain after surgery, a faster recovery, and you’ll be able to maintain your abdominal strength for the long-term.
Our team of highly skilled surgeons and micro surgeons at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center performs this procedure. To learn more, talk to your breast surgeon.
DIEP Flap Reconstructive Surgery Featured in the Times Herald Record
From The Article: There are many options open to today's mastectomy patients, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern has recently added another: the DIEP flap reconstruction.
New Breast Reconstruction at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (See Below Article)
Courtesy: Times Herald Record