DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: An Introduction

Prashant Govilkar is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and in this series he is going to take us through some frequently asked questions about DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction.
First in the series is the introduction. This highlights what it is, as many people are unaware and we get a feel for what is involved during the surgery.
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction is a long procedure and extremely complex. It usually lasts around 8 hours with a high end plastic surgeon, but can take a lot longer due to complications and its complexity. The process is to rebuild a breast following a mastectomy using your own body tissue. This is traditionally taken from the stomach area, which means the procedure combines itself with an abdominoplasty.
As this surgery is long and complex, and very specialist, not every plastic curgery company offers it. We at Aurora have the highest standard of plastic and reconstructive surgeons, who specialise in many different areas, meaning you as the patient can achieve the results you want.
For more information on DIEP breast reconstruction, or to book a FREE consultation with any of our specialist plastic surgeons, please call us free on 0800 328 5743 or e-mail mailto:info@aurora-clinics.local.