Replacing implant breast reconstruction with DIEP flap reconstruction
- Posted on: Dec 2 2013
Patients will sometimes ask, “Am I able to remove implants after reconstruction and replace them with my own abdominal tissue, or have a DIEP flap reconstruction?” I would say depending on the patient’s medical history and prior surgical history, most of the time this is an option. There are several reasons that patients have regarding implant – to – autologous (your own tissue) reconstruction over time, and it remains an individual decision but a possibility!
Posted in: Breast Reconstruction