Dr. Boyd

DIEP 05

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Description:

Age:                          37

Diagnosis:                Breast cancer

Radiation:                 No

Reconstruction:        Bilateral DIEP flaps

Timing:                      Immediate

Flap placement:       Subcutaneous

Opposite breast:      Bilateral DIEP flaps

Nipple:                      Not reconstructed

Comment:                 The incision extending from the left nipple-areola complex towards the left armpit is rarely made nowadays. At that time, vessels in the axilla were commonly used as recipients for the flap. The internal mammary vessels are now preferred and they can be accessed via the incision passing around the areola. Nipple reconstruction, if desired, is performed using local skin flaps and tattoo on the exposed circle of DIEP flap skin

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Dr. Boyd's office is located in Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Estates)

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 283
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274