What is a “Tummy Tuck Flap”?
Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP), also known as “tummy tuck flap”, is a revolutionary breast reconstruction procedure using a patient’s abdominal fat to reconstruct the breasts. The procedure removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen without sacrificing the muscle. Unlike other flap procedures, no muscle is removed, allowing for both a quicker recovery time and the ability to maintain core strength.
Am I a candidate?
If you have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer, have had a previous breast cancer surgery without reconstruction, had a failed or unsatisfactory reconstruction with implants, or have BRCA mutation with a high risk for future breast cancer, you may be a candidate for DIEP flap reconstruction.
Who conducts the surgery?
Garden Park Medical Center has partnered with two leading, board certified breast surgeons, the only doctors offering this procedure on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.