Many women who have had mastectomies are excellent candidates for breast reconstructive surgery provided they are in good health and have some extra fat and skin of their lower abdomen to be used for the reconstruction.
There are situations which make the DIEP Flap procedure more difficult, although not always impossible, to perform:
- Previous tummy tuck or liposuction
- Insufficient donor tissue (an abdomen that is too flat and tight)
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I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at 32 years old. After a double mastectomy, delayed and immediate reconstruction with tissue expanders, implant exchange and nipple reconstruction Dr. Orseck has me feeling more comfortable in my skin than I ever did with my original breasts! He and his staff are nothing short of amazing!! I had a dream board of “reconstructed breasts” and Dr. Orseck was able to go over and beyond what I had dreamed of!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Orseck over and over again!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
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In the event that you are not a candidate for the DIEP Flap procedure, it is possible for Dr. Orseck to perform a breast reconstruction using either alternative Flap procedures or implant-based techniques via the tissue expander method. Dr. Orseck will be happy to present all of the options that are available to you.