It is a reconstructive surgical method that uses the patient’s own tissues to harvest skin and abdominal fat in the area between the navel and the pubis. The term DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) refers to the blood arteries that ensure blood supply to the flap while protecting the abdominal muscles and attaching them to the armpit vascular system. The end outcome is a rebuilt breast that seems natural. After a mastectomy due to breast cancer, the woman usually goes to a plastic surgeon to evaluate the different breast reconstruction options. There are several Benefits of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah.
What is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?
For about twenty years, the reconstructive technique that uses the DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap, a portion of skin and abdominal fat located below the navel, together with its vascular peduncle composed of artery and vein, has been available in Italy for about twenty years.
Unlike traditional operations, with this technique, the muscle is not removed, but it is limited to opening it to extract the peduncle, which will be attached together to the skin flap in the mammary region.
Benefits of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction:
There are many Benefits of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Dubai & Abu Dhabi. First of all, the risk of hernias is avoided, without sacrificing the belly muscles and without having to implant containment nets. Furthermore, it is the only method that, by also taking the nerve, allows full sensitivity to be restored to the breast.
The breast reconstruction operation with DIEP flap restores the typical attribute of femininity without requiring important functional sacrifices in the donor area, the abdominal muscles remain perfectly intact.
The dangers of infection and intolerance associated with the use of prostheses (capsular contractures) are virtually totally minimized with the DIEP flap, especially if the repair is preceded or followed by local irradiation. The breast reconstructed using belly tissue has tactile and physical characteristics extremely similar to those of the original breast and, like the rest of the body, changes in response to the patient’s weight and the physiological aging process.
Filling injections of own fat, extracted in modest quantities from other regions of the body with the adipose transplant procedure, can be used to correct any abnormalities in the profile or discrepancies in volume between the two breasts.
Can all Women have The Surgery?
Women aged 35 to 60, with medium to big breasts and large bodies, who have already had one or more full-term pregnancies, are suitable candidates for DIEP flap reconstruction.
A woman who is a good candidate for microsurgical breast reconstruction surgery with a DIEP flap should be psychologically and physically healthy, a non-smoker, and have never had significant abdominal surgery. The existence of just abdominal scars is rarely a contraindication to autologous tissue breast restoration.
Who cannot Get the Treatment?
The biggest contraindication to microsurgical breast reconstruction surgery is smoking, as it is now recognized and proved that smoking reduces or inhibits microcirculation. Furthermore, respiratory function is impaired, which might result in post-operative problems.
Since we understand the Benefits of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah it is essential to choose the right professionals having expertise in this field to get the desired results. Experts of Enfield Royal Breast Surgery Clinic can help you achieve these results. In many cases, reconstruction can result in improved breast aesthetics, making the breast appear more youthful, firm, and lifted. Furthermore, in twenty years of experience with this technique, the quality of the results has reached very good levels, with very rare complications and no risk of capsular contracture.
In its own right, DIEP flap surgery can be defined as restorative of the breast, as well as reconstructive.