Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction

This microsurgical technique uses the patient’s own tissue with no need for an implant, and preserves as much of the natural breast skin as possible to provide a more natural result. Unlike the TRAM flap, this procedure does not move the rectus abdominus muscle and has a decreased risk of abdominal bulge or hernia following surgery. 


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