From the very instant they get a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients feel that their lives are a whirlwind. There are appointments to be made, treatment to research, medicines to take and doctors to meet. On top of this, there is the possibility of mastectomy and breast reconstruction. What I want my patients to know is that they are not alone if they’re feeling overwhelmed and can take a deep breath, because when it comes to reconstruction options, you cannot make a wrong choice.
Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy can be complicated and emotional. It’s important to know your surgical options when it’s time for reconstruction. One surgical procedure that may be a viable possibility is the DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap procedure.