DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Case 9 This is a 64 year old female who was diagnosed with left breast cancer. She decided to undergo bilateral mastectomies and desired DIEP flap reconstruction because she would need radiation to the left breast after mastectomy.
She underwent bilateral breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps and the left breast was reconstructed to be slightly larger since this would shrink slightly with radiation therapy. The postoperative photo seen is before radiation therapy. After radiation therapy is completed, she can undergo nipple reconstruction and tattooing.