Dr. Zampell is committed to offering her clients a wide range of options for breast reconstruction that suit their needs and aesthetic goals. The DIEP flap is the one of the most commonly used and preferred techniques for autologous breast reconstruction, using your own tissue to reconstruct the breast. In this procedure, the breast is created from tissue normally discarded during a tummy tuck, that is then molded and contoured to create an ideal-looking breast mound.
Who is a good candidate for the DIEP flap?
Our Beverly Hills DIEP flap surgery breast reconstruction provides an organic-looking outcome that many patients find ideal. It is an excellent solution for those patients who are planned to undergo or have undergone a mastectomy, have experienced dissatisfaction or complications with implant reconstruction, have radiation injury to their chest wall, suffer from capsular contracture, or who suffer from lumpectomy defects or congenital breast deficiencies.
Those who smoke cigarettes, are obese, have previously undergone extensive abdominal surgery, or who suffer from mental illness may not be ideal candidates for this treatment.
Dr. Zampell will conduct a confidential consultation to determine the best approach for your needs. There are many factors that affect the choice of reconstruction approach, including your overall health, individual anatomy, body type, and personal aesthetic preferences. Dr. Zampell will assess each of these in depth during your initial consultation.