Women Can Benefit from Safe DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction After A Mastectomy
Posted Oct 17 2013 8:36am
Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, an AAAASF accredited and reliable plastic surgery practice based in Houston, Texas, offers breast reconstruction procedure. This procedure can benefit women who have had a mastectomy or who have a congenital breast abnormality. It is a safe alternative to the classic breast reconstruction surgery that uses implants. Dr. Sean Boutros, a renowned cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon and an expert in this particular procedure, would carry out the surgery. DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction – Minimum Risk, Minimum Pain
The procedure involves taking a flap of tissue from the lower abdomen along with blood vessels as a flap (Deep Inferior Episgastric Perforators or DIEP flap) and using it to reconstruct the breast. There is no need to remove muscle for this procedure and hence the patient benefits from less abdominal weakness and a reduced likelihood of developing a hernia.
According to Dr. Boutros, “At our plastic surgery center, the goal is always to give our patients compassionate care and the optimum solution for their aesthetic goals. The great thing about DIEP flap surgery is that it is a minimum risk, minimum pain, and short recovery procedure. What’s more, it uses skin and fat from the patient’s own body. So, the newly created breast feels natural because it really is natural. It is soft to touch.”
Dr. Boutros provides an initial consultation to see if you are a candidate for DIEP flap reconstruction. The doctor would discuss the procedure in detail and provide advice for pre- and post- operative care.