WHAT IS A DIEP FLAP?
DIEP Flap stands for Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap. It is a type of Autologous reconstruction, where a patient’s own tissue is used to create a breast after cancer resection. The skin subcutaneous tissue and fat of a woman’s abdomen is carefully moved to the chest using microsurgical techniques. Being well trained in microsurgery Dr. Tutela may choose to offer this type of reconstruction, if it suits your individual needs.