DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Case 21
This patient underwent bilateral mastectomies and tissue expander reconstruction by another plastic surgeon. She needed right breast radiation therapy, which caused opening of her right breast incision and implant exposure. The right implant was therefore removed and her radiated skin became adherent to her ribs. She was referred for bilateral breast DIEP flaps. All the tight radiated skin from the right chest was removed and replaced with soft non-radiated abdominal skin with the flap procedure.