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
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