The DIEP flap represents the evolution of the TRAM procedure in breast reconstruction, and our specialty and passion. It is performed by microsurgical technique that involves separating the skin, soft tissue and tiny blood vessels from the abdomen without disrupting the abdominal muscles. The blood vessels are matched to vessels at the mastectomy site, and a new breast is constructed. All of our surgeons have the ability to focus on and look for the best vessels to harvest during the surgery and use real-time monitoring of the flap during all stages of the DIEP flap procedure. This minimally invasive surgery may result in less pain, a potentially shorter hospital stay, and a quicker recovery by leaving the abdominal muscles intact.
Tissue taken to create a new breast using the DIEP flap is virtually the same as that taken for a cosmetic tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. For more information about DIEP Flap Chicago procedures, please contact us. We specialize in Chicago DIEP Flap procedures.