Dr. Boyd

DIEP 21

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Description:

Age:                          49

Diagnosis:                Breast cancer

Radiation:                 Yes

Reconstruction:        DIEP flap (L)

Timing:                      Delayed

Flap placement:       Subcutaneous

Opposite breast:      Breast lift

Nipple:                      Local skin flaps and tattoo

Comment:                This is a ‘delayed’ reconstruction: it was performed long after the mastectomy. In these cases, it usually necessary to use the abdominal skin to augment the breast skin. In ‘immediate’ reconstructions (performed at the same time as the mastectomy) this is not necessary and most of the DIEP flap is ‘buried’ beneath the native breast skin. There is usually less visible scarring in immediate reconstructions

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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