Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

SIEA

SIEA Flap procedure

SIEA Flap Procedure Information

The SIEA flap, or the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery flap, uses small vessels for blood supply that course in the fatty layer just below the skin of the abdomen.

The SIEA flap, or the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery flap, uses small vessels for blood supply that course in the fatty layer just below the skin of the abdomen. In some women, these vessels are adequate for use in reconstruction, and therefore the surgical dissection is even shallower than the DIEP flap. In both types of procedures, the muscle is completely preserved.

Key Benefits

  • soft reconstruction
  • complete preservation of abdominal muscles
  • minimally invasive
  • potential for restoration of normal sensation

For more information about the SIEA flap procedure or to schedule an appointment, please call 713-441-6102.