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Safe and Result-oriented DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Performed at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery

Posted Oct 10 2013 4:19am

Following a mastectomy, more women are now choosing “DIEP flap” breast reconstruction because of the natural results this procedure offers. Dr Sean Boutros, a leading plastic surgeon in Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is known for his expertise in performing DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery.

Dr Sean Boutros has founded this plastic surgery facility to provide a vehicle for state-of-the-art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for patients in Houston and around the world. Dr. Boutros aims to provide the best possible care to all of his patients with the most current advancements in plastic surgery. DIEP flap breast reconstruction that is performed to recreate the breast after mastectomy is one of the most requested procedures here. 

This innovative and effective breast reconstruction method offers several important advantages. The procedure corrects:
  • Congenital breast abnormalities
  • Loss of breast volume
  • Breast asymmetry after a mastectomy
During the procedure, the patient’s own fat, certain blood vessels, and skin of the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) tissue of the abdomen are transferred to the chest area to create a new breast mound. The abdominal muscles are not touched, and thus any abdominal hernia that can result from weakened muscles is prevented.

As the tissue is removed from the abdomen, DIEP flap surgery provides the added benefit of a tummy tuck. Other benefits are:
  • No foreign materials are inserted into the body
  • Downtime is minimal
  • Short recovery time
  • Normal routine can be resumed within a few days after the surgery.
Dr. Boutros has expertise in providing numerous plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures. The surgeon is especially dedicated to providing rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery, ear reconstruction, cleft lip and palate reconstruction, and craniofacial surgery. More information on the cosmetic surgery procedures provided at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is available at 
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