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Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Offering Effective DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

Posted Aug 01 2013 3:11am
DIEP Flap breast reconstruction is now a popular reconstructive procedure. Certain blood vessels, fat, and skin are harvested from the wall of the lower abdomen (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) tissue) and used to reconstruct the breasts. At Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, the procedure is performed to help women to resolve issues such as congenital abnormalities, loss of breast volume or breast asymmetry after a mastectomy.

The DIEP flap is useful when a large segment of fat and skin is necessary to reconstruct the breasts. The main advantage is that the abdominal muscles are left intact. Dr Sean Boutros, who heads this plastic surgery center has the vast microsurgical experience that is essential to harvest the soft tissue for reconstruction. The advantages of having this surgery at this surgical center are
  • Natural looking results
  • Reduced risks of abdominal hernia, bulges and core weakness
  • Implant insertion is avoided
  • Abdominal musculature is unaffected
  • Reduced pain
  • Short recovery time
The surgeon may recreate the nipple and the areola after the initial procedures. As fat is removed from the abdominal area, this reconstructive process also results in abdominal tightening. If the reconstructive surgery is performed only on one breast and the patient wants to have the procedure on the other breast at a later stage, fat may have to be taken from another area such as the buttocks or back.

During the initial consultation, patients are carefully evaluated to confirm their candidature for the surgery. The surgeon then briefs the patient about the procedure and possible risks. Guidance on post-operative care is also provided.  The attentive surgeon and supportive staff make every patient’s experience a comfortable and memorable one.

In addition to DIEP flap surgery, Dr Boutros is also skilled in reconstructive procedures for craniosynostosis, brachial plexus injury and much more. This plastic surgery center is also well known for cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, genioplasty, liposuction and much more.

About Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery offers various plastic surgery procedures for men, women and children. Appointments can be made from Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For details, visit

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