Replacing implant breast reconstruction with DIEP flap reconstruction

following mastectomy

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!


Get In Touch

  • This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am - 4pm

Accessibility Toolbar