People around the world have become very conscious of the fact that cancer has swept the world. They want to make sure that they aren’t at risk. One of the most common questions that is asked, is how is breast cancer detected? Let’s take a look at some of the modern breast cancer detection […]
DIEP flap is a type of breast reconstruction procedure that involves blood vessels that are called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP). In this procedure, the DIEP, together with all connected skin and fat, are removed from the lower abdomen, and transferred to the chest using microsurgery, in order to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy. […]
Diep flap is a type of breast reconstruction that is offered to breast cancer survivors and breast cancer patients who have had to undergo a mastectomy or a double mastectomy. The process is relatively new and has replaced a procedure called TRAM flap. Diep Flap stands for Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator. Here are […]
When it comes to breast reconstruction after mastectomy, timing is very important. While many people advocate and encourage immediate reconstruction – reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy surgery – it is not always feasible and advisable. One major determinant of the timing of reconstructive breast surgery is the stage of the breast […]
Mastectomy, or the removal of the breast, is usually done on women who have either been diagnosed with breast cancer, or are noted to have high risk of developing it in the future. According a recent study that looked into the psychological problems that ensue following a mastectomy secondary to breast cancer, the breast is […]
What is a DIEP flap? DIEP stands for deep inferior epigastric perforator artery. This artery is an artery that runs through the abdomen. This artery is particular significant because in a DIEP flap, this blood vessel, together with the flap, fat, and skin of the abdomen, is moved up to the chest to rebuild […]
Since the DIEP Flap procedure involves natural tissues from your own body, maintenance becomes minimal, unlike with implant based breast reconstruction methods.
Breast cancer survivors who qualify for the DIEP Flap reconstructive breast surgery have a lot to prepare for prior to surgery. Here are some tips for you to get ready for a DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery.
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Here are some advantages and disadvantages for undergoing DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction