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DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) Flaps are one of the most advanced breast reconstruction techniques available. The skin and soft tissue that’s removed during your mastectomy is replaced with natural tissue and skin borrowed from your midsection.
Unlike conventional reconstructions, this refined perforator flap technique collects the necessary tissue to reform your breast without significantly weakening the abdominal muscles in your abdomen. The abdominal area is the most common area from which tissue is drawn for flap breast reconstruction, since excess fat and skin are usually found in this area. While the primary purpose of this procedure is to naturally reconstruct the breast, the contour of the abdomen is often improved, much like a tummy tuck.
Later, the nipples and areolas can be restored.