Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap (DIEP flap)

The DIEP flap, or deep inferior epigastric perforator flap, uses excess abdominal skin and fat from the lower part of the abdomen. During the procedure, a reconstructive surgeon separates from the abdominal muscles the vessels that supply blood flow to the flap, leaving them completely preserved.

Key Benefits
  • The following are benefits of the DIEP flap procedure:
  • Soft reconstruction
  • Complete preservation of abdominal muscles
  • Minimally invasive
  • Potential for restoration of normal sensation
LOCATIONS
Texas Medical Center
6560 Fannin Street
Scurlock Tower, Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.6100

Katy
18400 Katy Frwy.
Medical Office Building 1
Suite 500
Houston, TX 77094
832.522.8400