DIEP Flap Reconstruction

Patient 1

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3025

46 year old woman with breast cancer on the left. She had chemotherapy before surgery. Her bra size was 36DDD, and she wanted to be smaller after her surgery.  Dr. Hubert performed delayed DIEP flap reconstruction of both breasts after she had temporary tissue expanders at the time of mastectomy.  She had one round of fat grafting, and nipple reconstruction with tattoos for the areolas.  Note the result of her abdomen, similar to a tummy tuck.

Patient Age: 45
Patient Height: 5'2"
Patient Weight: 165 lbs
Cup Size Before: 36DDD

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 2

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3746

64 year old woman with breast cancer on the right.  Dr. Hubert performed immediate reconstruction of the right breast with a DIEP flap from her abdomen.  She did not require any revisions, and she declined nipple reconstruction.  No radiation treatment.

Patient Age: 64
Patient Height: 5'6"
Patient Weight: 145 lbs.
Cup Size Before: 36B

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 3

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3856

Right side breast cancer.  This patient had nipple sparing mastectomies, and Dr. Hubert performed DIEP flap reconstruction of both breasts at the same time (called immediate reconstruction).  Note the tiny skin islands (football-shaped) from each DIEP flap located just to the side of each areola.  These are used to monitor the flaps after surgery by attaching the laser probe.  Normally the skin islands are removed in a short, outpatient surgery.  However, this patient declined removal.  No radiation for this patient.

Patient Age: 56
Patient Height: 5'4
Patient Weight: 186 lbs

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 4

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3896

Patient with right side breast cancer.  Initial reconstruction with tissue expanders performed by another surgeon, but the right side developed an infection which required removal.  Dr. Hubert reconstructed both breasts with DIEP flaps.  He then made new nipples with a short, outpatient procedure.  The patient declined tattoos for the color of the areolas.  No radiation for this patient.

Patient Age: 43
Patient Height: 5'6"
Patient Weight: 210 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 5

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3596

45 year old woman with a breast reduction in the past.  Then she developed a right side breast cancer and had bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies and tissue expander placement.  She did not require radiation.  Dr. Hubert then performed DIEP flap breast reconstruction for both breasts.

Patient Age: 45
Patient Height: 5'8"
Patient Weight: 207 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 6

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3597

50 year old woman with implant reconstruction by another plastic surgeon.  She developed capsular contracture (hardening of the breast) on the left after radiation and was referred to Dr. Hubert.  He performed a DIEP flap reconstruction of the left breast only.  This provided enough skin and tissue to resurface the left breast and locate the nipple in proper position.  However, this thin patient did not have enough tummy tissue to match the other side.  Therefore, Dr. Hubert added a 275 cc implant underneath the DIEP flap on the left.  Notice the vastly improved balance between the breasts.

Patient Age: 50
Patient Height: 5'4"
Patient Weight: 130 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 7

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3598

Left side breast cancer, which also required radiation.  Initial reconstruction with tissue expanders.  However, the right side was removed due to infection.  Dr. Hubert then reconstructed both breasts with DIEP flaps.  She also underwent one round of fat grafting and liposuction of the flanks at the same time as nipple reconstruction.  She declined areolar tattoos for the color.

Patient Age: 55
Patient Height: 5'1"
Patient Weight: 168 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 8

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3599

42 year old woman with a history of breast reduction in the past.  Then she developed a left side breast cancer.  She underwent bilateral mastectomies, and Dr. Hubert performed bilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction.  No radiation required.  The patient declined nipple reconstruction.

Patient Age: 42
Patient Height: 5'9"
Patient Weight: 180 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 9

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3600

Woman with a left side breast cancer and BRCA1 genetic mutation.  She underwent bilateral mastectomies.  Dr. Hubert performed DIEP flap reconstruction for both breasts at the same time.  While she did not require radiation, she developed lymphedema of her left arm due to removal of lymph nodes with her mastectomy.  She declined tattoo for the areolas.

Patient Age: 47
Patient Height: 5'3"
Patient Weight: 209 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 10

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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
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DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Case #3601

37 year old patient without breast cancer, but she was diagnosed with a BARD1 gene mutation.  She decided to undergo bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies.  She is a very active and trim woman, and she did not have enough fatty tissue to make large enough breast mounds.  Therefore, Dr. Hubert reconstructed her breasts with DIEP flaps and 150 cc implants underneath the flaps.  She had one round of fat grafting on the left to smooth out irregularities from the mastectomy.

Patient Age: 37
Patient Height: 5'3"
Patient Weight: 130 lbs.

Individual results may vary.

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