DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Case 2
This is a 54 year old female with a previous history of right breast cancer for which she underwent a lumpectomy and radiation therapy. She developed recurrent cancer in her right breast and decided to undergo bilateral mastectomies. Due to her history of right breast radiation, implants would have been high risk. She opted for breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps so she could use her own abdominal tissue instead of implants. A breast lift was performed at the same time as the flaps. She then underwent nipple reconstruction and tattooing.