DIEP Flap Procedure Information

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


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