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DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction


DIEP flap breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves using the patient's own abdominal tissue, including skin, fat, and blood vessels, to reconstruct a natural-looking breast after a mastectomy. The acronym DIEP stands for deep inferior epigastric perforator, which refers to the blood vessels used in the procedure. This technique preserves the abdominal muscles and has a lower risk of complications compared to other reconstruction methods.