Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

DIEP

DIEP Flap procedure

DIEP Flap Procedure Information

The DIEP flap, or the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap, uses excess abdominal skin and fat from the lower part of the abdomen.

The vessels that supply blood flow to the flap are separated from the abdominal muscles, which are left completely preserved.

Key Benefits

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

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