DIEP flap refers to a breast reconstruction technique that involves removing the skin and fat from the lower abdomen with deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), a type of blood vessels, attached to them. This fat is then transferred to the chest area in a bid to reconstruct a female breast after lumpectomy or mastectomy. The decision to undergo DIEP flap breast reconstruction is a highly personal one. Some women are perfectly fine with what is left behind after removal of cancerous tissues from their breasts, while others desperately want to get their breasts back to feel whole again.
If you also fall in the latter category, DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction can make your dreams a reality. There are numerous why you should opt for this type of breast reconstruction, some of them have been listed below.
DIEP Flap reconstruction aims at transferring own body fat, mostly from lower abdomen to the chest area, so chances of reaction are very low as compared to inserting any foreign substance such as silicone or saline implants. Advances in technology have undoubtedly made breast reconstruction through implants a highly safe and effective procedure, but it still involves putting a foreign object in the body that can rupture or leak anytime, though the chances are extremely low. In case of flap reconstruction, this would not be a concern.
Natural look and feel
Which type of breast reconstruction gives aesthetically more pleasant results is a long debate and only the beholder can answer it in a best way based on her personal experience. However, when it comes to feel, no implant in the world can feel more natural than the fat from your own body. Since the surgery transfers fat and skin from your own body, your bosom is going to feel much softer and more natural than an artificial implant.
If you are a breast cancer survivor, you have probably been through enough pain and would not like to undergo any procedure that involves months of pain again. DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction also involves some level of discomfort but that is much less than one experiences with a complex plastic surgery procedure. One realistic reason behind decreased pain in case of flap reconstruction is that the muscles and breast tissues remain untouched and unmoved during this type of breast reconstruction, which is not possible when it comes to implant placement.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery is one of the leading cosmetic surgery clinics offering Breast Reconstruction in Dubai. We also offer free online consultations to our prospective clients. Fill the online form and discuss your case with one of our highly skilled plastic surgeons.