How many surgeries will it take to complete my reconstruction?
After DIEP flap surgery most patients will require only nipple reconstruction and areolar tattooing. Some patients may have some asymmetry after the initial surgery which could require an out-patient revision surgery. Since every case is unique and some reconstructions are more challenging than others, your doctor can estimate the likelihood that you would require a revision surgery. Our goal is to try to get every woman completed with as few procedures as possible.