What to Expect from DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery

What to Expect from DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  A recent study by the American Cancer Society (ACS) revealed that breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers experienced by American women.  The ACS project that about 246,600 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and that there will be 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer (CIS) in United States for 2016. Breast cancer, and any type of cancer for that matter, is truly a life changing experience.  Thankfully, the latest innovations in technology as well as the research and development of new medications have allowed more people to survive different types of cancer.  Surviving cancer, however, does not end when you are done with your treatment and the cancer has been cleared from your system, because this just marks the beginning of your journey. Losing a breast, or at times both breasts, can be depressing for breast cancer survivors.  Aside from feeling incomplete, breasts are highly associated with a woman’s beauty or attractiveness, which makes breast cancer survivors feel less secure about their appearance and relationships. Breast Reconstruction Associates is devoted to helping breast cancer survivors improve the quality of their lives by offering the best breast construction options available.  Our team of well-experienced microsurgical reconstruction surgeons are experts with the use of perforator flaps, such as DIEP, SIEA, TUG, PAP and GAP flaps, for breast reconstruction.   The DIEP Flap procedure has gained a significant following over the past years, because of the many advantages that it offers breast cancer survivors. The procedure is quite complex, though, and therefore only a few breast centers, such as Breast Reconstruction Associates, are capable to...