Breast Reconstruction Before & After Pictures in Macon, GA
One of the most devastating effects of diseases such as breast cancer, or a breast injury, is being forced to undergo a breast removal procedural. For many women, having a breast or both removed may bring on feelings of self-consciousness and a sense of overwhelming loss of femininity. Dr. Joshua R. Groves and his team at Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery compassionately help patients regain their confidence through breast construction surgery, and now offer DIEP flap surgery, the latest advancement in breast reconstruction techniques. Thousands of women in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County, and the surrounding area regained their confidence and quality of life following breast reconstruction surgery at Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
What is Breast Reconstruction With DIEP?
Breast reconstruction is a procedure designed to reconstruct natural-looking breasts for women who have had their breast or breasts removed or partially removed. Breast reconstruction is done to restore the appearance, shape and size of the natural breast. Breast reconstruction surgery also improves self-esteem and quality of life for many women following illness or injury.
Breast reconstruction with DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap is the most advanced form of breast reconstruction available today. The DIEP flap uses the patient’s own skin and fat, harvested from the abdominal region, to reconstruct a natural, warm, soft breast after mastectomy. In this procedure, abdominal skin and fat are extracted from the abdomen in a manner similar to a “tummy tuck” that spares muscle tissue. Leaving the abdominal muscles unaffected means that patients experience less discomfort, enjoy a speedier recovery, keep their core strength over the long-term, and experience a lower risk of complications.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction with DIEP
Many women feel a decreased sense of femininity after losing one or both breasts. For women who have battled breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgery is often the final step in reclaiming their lives after a long and painful ordeal, hence this surgery takes on an immense significance for women who undergo it. Breast reconstruction may also be deeply meaningful for women who have lost a breast as a result of accident, injury, trauma, or other medical conditions.
Breast reconstruction using the state-of-the-art DIEP flap specifically provides the following benefits:
- The DIEP flap is the most advanced form of breast reconstruction available today
- The DIEP uses the patient’s own abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct a natural, warm, soft breast after mastectomy
- Unlike the TRAM flap, the DIEP flap preserves all the abdominal muscles
- Most patients undergoing DIEP flap reconstruction are also candidates for sensory nerve reconstruction
- Patients undergoing the DIEP flap reconstruction also enjoy the added benefit of a flatter abdomen with results similar to a “tummy tuck”
- The risk of abdominal complications such as bulging and hernia is reduced
What Should I Do Next?
For women who have survived breast cancer and are ready to reclaim their lives and figure, breast reconstruction is the next step. If you are a resident of Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County, or the greater Macon area, consider having your breast reconstruction surgery at Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery where Dr. Joshua R. Groves and his team of specialists perform state-of-the-art DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery. Contact our friendly office today to schedule your consultation or to learn more about breast reconstruction with DIEP.